The twisted, sordid tale of Roy Moore, twice removed from office as Alabama Supreme Court Justice and currently the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate, has not been a smooth ride of late.
After several women have come forward accusing Moore of sexual misconduct in the late 70s/early 80s, over a dozen folks in Alabama have spoken out saying they remember him being “banned” from the local mall for allegedly trolling for teen girls to date.
The attention is hurting Moore’s poll numbers and he’s now complaining that he’s being “harassed” by the media.
Speaking of the media, Fox News’ Sean Hannity learned the hard way that folks don’t like to see alleged child molesters defended.
After standing up for Moore last week, which was perceived as attacking the women who came forward, Hannity’s advertisers began jumping ship in a big way. So much so that last night, Hannity reversed course regarding Moore saying the Alabama judge has “24 hours to prove he didn’t sexually assault teenage girls.”
Hannity gives Roy Moore 24 hours to prove he didn’t sexually assault teenage girls. pic.twitter.com/39RHPDmNcy
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 15, 2017
And finally, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not only called for Moore to “step aside” in his race for the Senate, he’s now promised to begin expulsion proceedings should Moore win his Senate race.
It’s an outcome that senior Republicans say privately is all but unavoidable after the embattled Senate hopeful was accused of sexual misconduct, including with a 14-year-old girl. The former Alabama Supreme Court justice is refusing to leave the race.
McConnell initially outlined his thinking at his weekly leadership meeting earlier this week. The Kentucky Republican said if Moore is elected, he expects a senator to file an ethics complaint against Moore, according to multiple sources. That process would eventually lead to a vote on expelling him.