Shouldn’t Alabamans Choose Their Own Senator?

The Swamp in Washington, DC has sent a disturbing message to the people of Alabama: If you do not select the Senate candidate preferred by us, then we will nullify your votes and install our own puppet. Thomas Jefferson might have a different take on this situation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that if the Alabama election moves forward and former Judge Roy Moore is elected by the people of Alabama, the Senate will take immediate steps to expel Moore from that body.

Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct in the 1970s by four women. One of the women accusing Moore is a former employee of Joe Biden and also worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. You probably know all of the details of the accusations against Moore, since it is the only story the mainstream media has been able to talk about for the past two weeks.

It is impossible to view the Roy Moore situation without considering the recent allegations against other high-profile figures, including Members of Congress and various men from Hollywood. There are some stark differences between the allegations against Roy Moore and his subsequent treatment, and these other cases.

For example, virtually every person in Hollywood knew about producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey and director/producer Brett Ratner. Dozens of men and women are now coming out of the woodwork with claims that these three figures harassed, molested or even raped them in some cases.

Weinstein may soon be indicted by the state of New York, since actress Paz de la Huerta has produced corroborating evidence that Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions in 2010. The character and long track record of alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein, Spacey and Ratner was an open secret in Hollywood. According to one screenwriter, “Everybody knew.”

Roy Moore, the “Ten Commandments Judge” from Alabama, has been in the national limelight since at least the 1990s. Yet there have never been allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him in all that time, prior to this past month. Moore has only been characterized as a conservative Christian whose bedrock principles guide his policies.

If Roy Moore were a serial harasser comparable to Weinstein or Spacey, it would be a case where “nobody knew.” Why are we only hearing about this a month before an election?

Likewise, look at how Moore has been treated by the GOP establishment in comparison to Members of Congress. We have yet to hear a peep out of Mitch McConnell regarding Sen. Bob Mendendez (D-NJ), for example.

Menendez’ trial on charges of bribery just ended with a mistrial when the jury became deadlocked. Menendez was accused of accepting bribes from a wealthy donor who plied him with numerous trips to a swanky resort in the Dominican Republic. Prosecutors with the Department of Justice also wanted to bring up many of the allegations that Menendez was supplied with prostitutes, including at least one underage prostitute, while on his many trips to the secluded island nation. The judge in Sen. Mendendez’ trial refused to allow any information about hookers to be mentioned to the jury.

Conservative news outlets have interviewed Dominican and Cuban prostitutes who allege that they serviced Menendez and that he underpaid them. An elected official from the Dominican Republic told conservative news outlets that Senator Menendez frequently attended drunken orgies staffed by prostitutes who were supplied by the wealthy donor. Not one mainstream media report has ever mentioned these allegations against Menendez. Mitch McConnell has never called for Menendez to step down based on the allegations that he exploited Third World women. (McConnell says he does believe the women accusing Moore.)

Nor has McConnell called for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to step down. Radio host Leann Tweeden says that Franken forcibly French kissed her and groped her while on a USO trip in 2006. A photograph has surfaced in which Franken appears to be fondling Ms. Tweeden’s breasts on the flight home while she is sleeping, while Franken leers at the camera.

There is eyewitness testimony that Sen. Menendez frolicked with prostitutes in an island paradise. In Franken’s case, we have a photograph and Franken’s own admission through an apology to Ms. Tweeden. These are things that prosecutors like to call “evidence” in a criminal proceeding, something that is completely lacking in the allegations against Roy Moore. There are no eyewitnesses, no photographs and no stained blue dresses to suggest that Moore’s accusers are telling the truth.

McConnell has called for an ethics investigation of Al Franken’s behavior, but that is a far cry from declaring that Franken is unworthy to serve in the US Senate. McConnell is willing to upend the Constitution and the will of the voters in Alabama just to keep Roy Moore out of office.

Moore is unworthy of even an investigation, according to McConnell’s actions. Moore apparently has no right to face his accusers and hear the accusations against him, he must simply step down because McConnell says so. Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney summed up the position of the elites on this matter nicely when he tweeted that, “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections.”

The elites want to hang Roy Moore without a trial. If the voters allow them to get away with this, it will set a dangerous precedent for America. The voters in Alabama should be the only ones deciding who will represent them in the US Senate.

~ American Liberty Report