In a stunning reversal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has called on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside from the race to fill the empty Alabama Senate seat.
“I believe the women,” said McConnell. As one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington, his acknowledgment that the stories are probably true is a death knell for Moore’s campaign, which was based on “family values,” anti-LGBT bigotry, and anti-Muslim discrimination.
But it appears we’ve finally found where the line is for Mitch McConnell – pedophilia.
Roy Moore’s campaign has been rocked by recent allegations published in the Washington Post that accused the former judge of initiating a sexual encounter with Leigh Corfman when she was just fourteen years old and of pursuing other teenagers in an inappropriate manner.
He himself admitted to “dating” girls as young as sixteen, his fondness for young and vulnerable girls corroborated by his old co-workers and has been revealed to have been “common knowledge.”
While the political consequences of potentially losing the Senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones may be high for McConnell and his cronies, it appears that standing by an avowed pedophile would do even more damage to the GOP brand.
If Doug Jones wins the seat, the Republican majority in Congress shrinks even further – with potentially devastating effects on President Trump’s efforts to pass tax reform.