Thursday, the political world was rocked when news of allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls surfaced against Senate candidate Roy Moore. The allegations are regarding a relationship from more than four decades ago when Moore was in his early thirties. Leigh Corfman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her when she was just 14. Three other women have also said Moore initiated relationships with them when they were in their late teens, though they say it never progressed past kissing and hugging.
According to the Washington Post, Moore has said, “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.” Leading Republicans have come out and said, if the allegations are true, Moore should drop out of the race. However, with the election being December 12, it is too late to remove Moore’s name from the ballot. At this point, if Moore drops out, it would take a write-in candidate to win in order for the Republicans to hold the seat. So, with these allegations coming to light, should Roy Moore drop out of the Senate race?
People who think Roy Moore should drop out of the race feel that he has committed a crime when it comes to his relationships with these women. They feel that he basically committed child molestation and he should face criminal charges. Plus, if he stayed in and won, it would be a disgrace Alabama would never live down. They feel Roy Moore has no place in politics and he should go away and never come back.
Those who feel he should not drop out believe this is nothing but a desperate false attack on Moore by his political enemies. They feel that, if these allegations were true, they would have come out decades ago. Once again, the media is making up stories about people they do not like and they are trying to destroy Roy Moore. Not only should he not drop out, he should fight all the way to election day and win the race.
CBS News covering the Roy Moore story:
Should Roy Moore drop out of the Alabama Senate race? Has he committed a crime, should face charges, and not be in the Senate? Or, is this a desperate fake story made up by his enemies?
Yes, Roy Moore should drop out of the Alabama Senate race
People who feel Roy Moore should drop out say he is a disgrace and he should go to jail. They feel that having relationships with underage girls in your thirties is disgusting and, if he wins, Alabama would never live it down.
— Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) November 9, 2017
Roy Moore should drop out if accusations are true. He is a disgrace already, we don’t need him being an even bigger one.
— Ryan Doucette (@RDoucetteUS) November 9, 2017
No, Roy Moore should not drop out of the Alabama Senate race
Those who feel he should not drop out say that this is nothing but fake news. They feel that, if any of this were true, it would have come out decades ago.
There’s literally nothing credible about this story. Absolutely nothing. #fakenews
— Josiah K (@JosiahJPK) November 9, 2017
FAKE NEWS AND LIES!!!! WE STAND WITH ROY MOORE!!! HE SHOULD NOT DROP OUT!!!
— USA4EVER (@LoveandFate) November 9, 2017
It's fake. Why would something that supposedly happened 40 years ago, several elections and 30 million bucks or DNC money to discredit judge Moore, suddenly pop up? Fake, Soros money in desperate overdrive.
— Jeffrey (@Imusually) November 9, 2017
Do you think Roy Moore should drop out of the Alabama Senate race?