Senator Roy Moore, of Alabama, has become the latest target of sexual assault allegations. The Senator was already controversial for an ideological and political allegiance with the radical Steve Bannon, but his standing with mainstream Republicans was made even worse after he was accused of sexually assaulting many women. Now, Moore is on the defensive trying to clear his name, and he is attacking the publication responsible for the charges: the Washington Post.
“Just two days ago The Washington Post published yet another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my campaign for U.S. Senate. These attacks involve minors and they are completely false and untrue — about something that happened nearly 40 years ago. But more than being completely false and untrue, they’re very hurtful to me personally. I’ve been married to my wife Kayla for nearly 33 years. We have four children. I have one daughter and I have five granddaughters,” Moore said.
“I have the highest regard for the protection of young children,” Moore continued. “To be attacked for allegations of sexual misconduct contradicts my entire career of the law. I want to make it clear to the media present and the people present I have not provided alcoholic beverages — beer or anything else to minors. I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone. These allegations came four and a half weeks before the general election on Dec. 12. Why now? For 40 years I have been closely scrutinized in the press and public media.”
“They do investigations in every [race] I’ve ever run,” Moore said of the Washington Post and the liberal media in general. “I’ve been investigated more than any other person in this country. That these grown women would wait 40 years to come forward right before an election to bring charges is absolutely unbelievable.”