I don’t know much about this Judge and once Democrat turned Republican candidate. Not as far as his politics or person are concerned. What I do know he is an outsider, wanted by Bannon and not by the establishment (Bannon has said his new life’s work is to remove the current Republican leadership). I know he has been accused of a sexual assault which occurred in 1977. I know no charges have been filed and no evidence has been put forth by the accuser. I know a media mob has formed which takes those accusations at face value. They may well be true but I am uncomfortable with a guilty first attitude pushed forth by a mob, even if that mob is but an electronic one.
When it the Harvey Weinstein allegations came out I had no problem believing them because he admitted them. Same with Kevin Spacey. Judge More, on the other hand, denies them and says they are false. To be fair, there are holes in the accuser’s story. She says he took her to the rear parking lot of the diner. I’ve read there isn’t one. She says he locked her in the car. This was 1977 and child safety locks were not a thing until the 80’s. She says he signed her year book and side by side comparisons of his signature show what’s in the year book looks different. All that may be just smoke. Or it may not be. Sean Hannity called him out on air saying he needed to respond. Moore posted the following on his Facebook page.
I am suffering the same treatment other Republicans have had to endure.
A month prior to the general election for U.S. Senate in Alabama, I have been attacked by the Washington Post and other liberal media in a desperate attempt to smear my character and defeat my campaign.
Over the last 40 years I have held several public offices, including Deputy District Attorney, Circuit Judge, and Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. In addition to running five statewide and three county campaigns for public office, I have been involved in two major controversies that attracted national attention, one about the Ten Commandments and the other the sanctity of marriage.
The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, Court of the Judiciary, and Attorney General have investigated, scrutinized, examined, and vetted me, not to mention every opposing candidate against whom I have run.
I have been married for almost 33 years to my wife Kayla. We have four children and five granddaughters.
We are in the process of investigating these false allegations to determine their origin and motivation. For instance, we have documented that the most recent accuser, Beverly Nelson, was a party in a divorce action before me in Etowah County Circuit Court in 1999. No motion was made for me to recuse. In her accusations, Nelson did not mention that I was the judge assigned to her divorce case in 1999, a matter that apparently caused her no distress at a time that was 18 years closer to the alleged assault. Yet 18 years later, while talking before the cameras about the supposed assault, she seemingly could not contain her emotions.
My signature on the order of dismissal in the divorce case was annotated with the letters “D.A.,” representing the initials of my court assistant. Curiously the supposed yearbook inscription is also followed by the same initials—”D.A.” But at that time I was Deputy District Attorney, not district attorney. Those initials as well as the date under the signature block and the printed name of the restaurant are written in a style inconsistent with the rest of the yearbook inscription. The “7’s” in “Christmas 1977” are in a noticeably different script than the “7’s” in the date “12-22-77.” I believe tampering has occurred.
Are we at a stage in American politics in which false allegations can overcome a public record of 40 years, stampede the media and politicians to condemn an innocent man, and potentially impact the outcome of an election of national importance? When allegations of events occurring 40 years ago—and never before mentioned during a 40-year career of public service—are brought out and taken seriously only 30 days before a critical election, we may be in trouble as a country.
I adamantly deny the allegations of Leigh Corfman and Beverly Nelson, did not date underage girls, and have taken steps to begin a civil action for defamation. Because of that, at the direction of counsel, I cannot comment further.
– Roy S. Moore.
To me this behavior on the part of the media is the same mindset as used in asset forfeiture. We had better take the money now even though we don’t know if the person is guilty and there’s been no trial just in case there is. Moore is being required to forfeit his reputation and career and the voters their chance to vote before any crime has been proved. On the face of it this is one man in a race far from home that it’s easy to ignore.Maybe that’s “just politics” but if it is then it shouldn’t be. If it is then it uncovers the rot in DC that we all should be worried about.
Trump loves to give things and people nicknames. It’s quite an effective tool if done well. In one way he has hit the mark with ultimate accuracy and that is in calling the Washington establishment “The Swamp”. That term for DC has now become part of the public consciousness and I think DC will never live it down. I think from now on when we say “The Swamp” we will all think, not just of DC, but of the particular things about DC we all hate and would change.
I honestly wish I knew how to bring about that change. There’s no magic cake that will cause Congress to grow ten feet tall when they need to be nor a magic potion that will make their ego small enough to fit through the door. That kind of change has to come from within a man. That means it’s best to only send people who already have established their proper size. Problem is, that’s uncommon among those who seek power. What we all can do though is stick to our own principles and bridle our human weakness of getting caught up in emotion and being swept up in the mob, even the electronic mob is a mob and we can’t forget that. Even a platypus gets indignant once in a while, but I try to measure my self and my thoughts and to reason things out even when I’m emotional. In the end I think I make better choices this way, am happier, and better able to consider the world around me. I don’t think it’s too much to ask those in The Swamp to do the same, in fact, we should demand it.
The poll shows a dramatic turn against Moore in Alabama: In early October, a committee poll had him leading by 16 points, and a survey early this month had him up by 9 points. Moore’s favorability numbers also tanked, from 49 percent in early October to 35 percent in the NRSC’s latest poll.