Moore backers stand up in Alabama Senate race

Supporters of Roy Moore are extremely shocked and angry not because they are upset with Moore after four women have came forward and said that Moore had relationships with them about forty years ago.

Roy Moore who is the Republican nominee in Alabama's Senate special election of Alabama, made his first campaign stop on Saturday since The Washington Post had published the stories of the women which included one by Leigh Corfman, who stated that Moore undressed her and touched her over her underwear when she was 14 years of age. Moore completely denied the allegations before an audience of about 100 at the Mid - Alabama Republican Club located in Vestavia Hills which drew a huge applause while casting the stories of the women as part of a conspiracy among the media, Democrats and the Republican establishment. The report is only a few days old and it is still very unclear whether the steady loyalty from some supporters will be sufficient enough to bring Moore a victory on the 12th of December even in deeply Republican Alabama. But on the other hand, the response has protected Moore against the demands of top Republicans of Washington that he exit the race and his base is prepared to fight on.

A Republican state representative, Ed Henry said that it is extremely shocking to hear these kinds of accusations. He also stated that these accusations are intended to demoralize and de-motivate Republicans so that they do not vote in December. A member of the Republican National Committee from Alabama, Paul Reynolds who attended the event of Roy Moore said that he has seen Republicans getting divided into two categories since the story of the women came to light. Reynolds said that there are going to be those who want to wait and see and there are the others who are going to double down and try even harder.

Republican leaders throughout the country had the opposite reaction last week where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others were demanding Moore to leave the race if the accusations were found to be true. Other senators and Mitt Romney responded without warning that Moore should withdraw. Late this Friday, Senators, Steve Daines and Mike Lee withdrew endorsements of Moore, while Senator Bill Cassidy withdrew his support for Moore on Saturday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also withdrew a fundraising agreement with Moore.

November 23, 2017 - 09:48
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