Conservative host Rush Limbaugh blasted the GOP for not running to the defense of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore amid the accusations from five women who say Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with them when they were as young as 14. Limbaugh went on to defend Moore by arguing that Moore was a Democrat at the time he allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls.
The host said: “Did you know that before 1992, when a lot of this was going on, that Judge Moore was a Democrat? Nobody said a word. When he supposedly was attracted to inappropriately-aged girls — he was a Democrat.” Why Rush thinks this fact has anything to do with whether or not he is guilty is beyond comprehension. But Limbaugh seems to think it proves his point.
However, many top Republicans are not buying it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Attorney General Jeff Sessions both went on record to say they believe Moore’s accusers. But Limbaugh attacked them for their lack of support. “No matter what the real stories are here, and no matter what the evidence is, these guys, these people on the Republican side, are making it clear they are going to prevent this guy from ever being seated in the United States Senate,” Limbaugh told his audience.
Clearly, Moore’s political party switch was motivated by ambition instead of principle. In fact, sources report that Moore earned an appointment to the circuit trial court in Etowah County in 1992 after switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
Limbaugh’s defense comes on the heels of Moore’s 5th accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, coming forward to allege that Moore, who was serving as the Etowah County district attorney, sexually assaulted her in a diner parking lot in 1977, when she was a 16-year-old high school student. Watch the entire clip below and comment with your thoughts.