5 GOP leaders who wasted no time throwing accused child molester Roy Moore under the bus

Shortly after an explosive report alleging Roy Moore engaged in sexual conduct with underage girls appeared in the Washington Post, GOP leadership pounced on the opportunity to get Moore out of the race for Alabama State Senator.

As Politico notes, however, they might be stuck with their truly horrific candidate. While Moore or the Alabama Republican Party is technically able to withdraw his nomination, there is no way to replace him on the ballot other than as a write-in candidate.

Related: “Family values” candidate Roy Moore accused of seducing 14-year-old girl

The irony is that Moore, who is virulently antigay, was a terrifying candidate even before these allegations.

Here’s a sampling of the Republican elite collectively freaking out:

1. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

“If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” McConnell said in a statement.

2. Senator John McCain

3. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn

“I find it deeply disturbing and troubling,” he told CNN.

4. Senator Susan Collins

5. National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Cory Gardner

“If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out of the Alabama special Senate election.”

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  • leobaga

    The democrats paid for a fake dossier to overthrow the elected President and you expect us to believe you? Lol

    • drmiller

      Believe the democrats? I don’t think the victims are claiming a political policy you insensitive termite. But if you think outing a pedophile is a liberal quality, then I guess I’m not surprised you don’t identify as one. Creep.

    • leobaga

      @drmiller gullible idiot! this woman never brought this up in about 40 years and now all of a sudden the guy is running for office and NOW she says 40 years ago he molested her?

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @leobaga: You seem not to have read the article. It’s about five REPUBLICANS who hate this guy. Maybe THEY made all this up instead of the Democrats, lol.

      And of course you believe the allegations against Kevin Spacey from 30 years ago, but he’s not running for anything. (You do know he’s only a president on TV, right?)

      Interesting double standard you have there.

    • aaparker

      @leobaga I have witnessed, time and time again, you making inaccurate and sometimes completely false statements on here and then getting corrected with facts that are easily corroborated. What I want to know is: how can you continue expressing your tired, bellicose narrative when the points on which it is built are constantly being demonstrated as untrue? Isn’t it exhausting?

    • JessPH

      Says the idiot who quickly believes all allegations against Hollywood liberals. Talk about elevating hypocrisy to whole new levels.

      Tell me, is your sole purpose in life to be the best argument for abortion and birth control?

    • 1EqualityUSA

      cha-ching. $–paid trolls. What the wads who pay for these trolls don’t realize is that the wadified things these employees say open up the discussion. Inevitably, they realize that they’re out of their league and will cut their losses. Like roaches, they proliferate. A family of trolls can live off of a greazy handprint for a week.

    • DCguy

      Look at how desperate the anti-lgbt GOP trolls are.

      The topic is a candidate for GOP senate seat molested a 14 year old and they are trying to turn the conversation onto the Steel Dossier (Which has so far been proven out).

      By the way, funny, these accusers are Republicans from Alabama. I didn’t hear you calling the accusations against Harvey Winestein lies, but you’ve defended Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and now Roy Moore. Ohhhhh, I get it, rape is ok as long as it’s a Republican doing it.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      I was telling my spouse just now how I wish DCGUY would wake up, put on his cape, fly in here and spray bullshit-B-Gone and looks who’s here! Top o’ th’ marnin’ to you, matey! The trolls are lining up at the fence like the walking dead. I felt like a swashbuckler on this thread!

    • Kangol

      “Fake dossier”? Girl, please! That dossier is proving to be more and more TRUE with each passing day! Leave FauxNews world and enter objective reality!

    • tham

      Russian bot…I think I might write and produce an auto-tune song Off of all the comments of Russians bots… and the comments that follow

    • Charlie in Charge

      Hmmm… the Republicans met with Russians to thwart Hillary, why should we expect us to ever believe you?

    • Juanjo

      Moore picks up a 14 year old girl, removes her blouse and fondles her and that is perfectly okay because Jesus says so?

      Am I missing something? What Spacey did and what Moore did looks exactly like sexual assault to me, sexual assault on a minor.

    • Rustie

      The ELECTED president is Hillary – we got the Mango Mussolini on a technicality.

    • GayEGO

      This is not about the Democrats, this is about Republican Roy Moore who has been removed from the Alabama Supreme Court twice. As for the elected 45th, his locker room talk video says it all about Trump’s view in favor of sexual molestation.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    It would be too embarrassing to be a member of the Republican fiasco. Run, young people, flee.

    • leobaga

      You do know the dem Party is dead, right? No White House, no Senate, no House, no Judiciary, only 1/3 State Legislatures and no bench.

    • Drew Espinosa

      @Leobaga The Democratic Party is dead? Let’s check in on two days ago, shall we? In Virginia, Northam won the governorship- outperforming analysts expectations; the Democrats picked up 15 seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates- again, outperforming analysts expections. And the Democrats have clinched unified control of the state governments in New Jersey and Washington.

      For a dead party, the Democrats are sure kicking ass.

    • Drew Espinosa

      *Correction to a typo- expectations

    • leobaga

      @Drew. You crack me up. All the special elections this past year were won by the GOP, but now that you win 2 elections in 2 Democratic states, you celebrate. Hillary won both states last year so these elections were expected.

    • Drew Espinosa

      @leobaga Actually, you’re wrong, Democrats have won several special elections at the state level this year, including a couple of Democrats winning seats in Oklahoma’s state legislature.

      Secondly, trends in presidential elections aren’t always a good indicator who’ll win at the state level; New Jersey overwhelming voted for Obama in ’08, but in ’09 they voted for Christie. (you know, the Republican candidate?) So, NJ isn’t as Democratic as you’d like to think.

      As for Virginia, it’s a swing state! Gillespie had a good chance of winning (Hell, he was within 1 percentage point of becoming Virginia’s Senator back in 2014). Just because he didn’t win, doesn’t mean Virginia is now a Democratic state.

    • leobaga

      Keep dreaming, Drew. The Democrats have been stripped of power at every level. The number of Democrats who are in the Senate is down 10 percent from what it was when Obama took office. The number of Democrats who are in the House is down 19 percent. The number of state legislatures that are in Democratic hands is down 20 percent, and the number of governorships the Democrats hold is down a staggering 36 percent. Republicans have gubernatorial control in 33 states, and total control of state legislatures in 25 states, while Democrats have similar control in just six. Republicans control a phenomenal 69 out of 99 state legislatures. 

      The reason is simple. Democrats have campaigned for the last 40 years on a platform of grievance, condemnation and sheer intolerance. They have relied entirely on the thin gruel of unfounded and hateful accusations of bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia and Islamophobia. Voters are tired of that message—because they know it’s not true—and have tuned it out. That message no longer works, and it will be decades before it has a chance of working again. But the Democrats are so utterly without ideas that they have nothing else. The cupboard is bare. 
      The Democrats simply do not seem to realize that you cannot constantly insult half the electorate with name-calling, insults and ridicule and then expect them to go into the privacy of the voting booth and pull the lever for you. 

    • 1EqualityUSA

      And then Neil Gorsuch.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Any church leaders relying on a political path to push their doctrine will not win hearts. Oppression is what the GOP peddles. A financially burdened society is easier to corrall. Scapegoats o’ plenty. “Yes, we let them out in the spring to graze the in park; less of a fire danger.”

    • JessPH

      @leobaga All those special elections were held in deep red districts where no Democrat has won for decades. As a matter of fact, the Democratic candidates in all those elections performed better than expected. Nice try insisting that the GOP is “winning” while ignoring those facts. LMAO.

      By the way, how’s the approval rating of your party and your president? How does it feel to be a supporter of a president who has the lowest job approval rating of all presidents (after one year of being elected in office) in the last seventy years? Also, do name at least one important legislation Trump and the GOP legislature have made in the last 9 months. So much winning, huh?


  • leobaga

    Fake news Queerty purposeful omitted the fact that the accuser never reported this incident when it happened. She has had three divorces and financial problems. While living in Arizona, she and her second husband started a screen-printing business that fell into debt. They filed for bankruptcy protection three times, once in 1991 with $139,689 in unpaid claims brought by the Internal Revenue Service and other creditors, according to court records.

    In 2005, Corfman paid a fine for driving a boat without lights. In 2010, she was working at a convenience store when she was charged with a misdemeanor for selling beer to a minor.

    • Drew Espinosa

      Aw cute! Conservatives are are out in force to discredit the victim!

    • NateOcean

      “…she had three divorces and financial problems…filed for bankruptcy protection three times…”

      Gosh, one more bankruptcy and she could be president!

    • Brian

      She had to report it before turning 17. It’s understandable that she didn’t accuse law enforcement… to law enforcement.

      And I wonder why a sexual assault victim from a single parent home in a very poor state ended up with a cruddy life. Hmmm, why might that be?

    • Kangol

      You’re trying really hard to discredit these victims, girl, but it ain’t working! Defending homophobic, rac!st pedophiles is not a good look, Leobaga, even for a Trump supporter!

    • Charlie in Charge

      So people who divorce and have financial problems can’t be the victims of crimes?

    • FnameLname

      and anything negative that has happened in her life is probably a direct result from being sexually assaulted as a minor by an old pig of a man who decided he had the right to try and rape an adolescent. Whatever occurs in this person’s life does not take away from the fact that this man abused a child – sexually assaulted a child. Why even try and make excuses — oh that just tells us what kind of person YOU are. Gross.

    • GayEGO

      It all happened because Roy Moore sexually molester her which embarrassed her from exposing him at that time. Roy also twisted her thinking so she was not as law abiding as she should be.

  • Blackceo

    I kept trying to tell Trumpanzees to not be so gleeful and gloat about Hollywood’s dirty laundry coming to light when there was no doubt that the GOP dirt would start coming. Bottom line is that this is not a partisan issue. Nasty is universal and has no party. I don’t care who it is. If you are a predator then you need to go down. Bring them all down. I went to college a stone’s throw from Washington, DC. I know several people who were congressional pages and they have told me things that I absolutely believe.

    So now that its a GOP McNasty I hope they do keep him on the ballot. Lets see the depths of hypocrisy they will go in order to try and put him in the Senate because he is a homophobic bigot, like his idol Trump.

    • leobaga

      Gullible sheep. The left/dems did the same tactic at the end of the 2016 presidential election. All of a sudden, after 20 years, a few women start accusing trump. Now if they had come forth at ANY other time other than the end of the election process, then i might believe they are truthful. this is so obvious an attempt to keep a trump supporter out of the senate.

    • JohnAGJ

      While I hope Moore is crushed at the polls regardless (talk about someone completely unfit for high office…), I’m very skeptical of this claim against him. If true, I’d agree with the Repub leaders in that he has to go now. Yet this has the appearance of being a political smear whether Dems are in on it or not. She waited 40 years and said nothing during all the other campaigns he ran in? Perhaps if more come forward, assuming there are any.

      I also agree that I’d like to see ALL the politicians, Repub and Dem, who have engaged in such behavior taken down. So if Moore is guilty of the charges being made, let him sink fast. Of course, since he’s a real stinker of a candidate I hope he goes down anyways.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @ leobaga: You forget that Trump actually admitted everything.

      He bragged to Billy Bush that he grabbed women’s puss!es.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      The political smears are taking down hollywoodies. They take down career politicians right and left. A picture is best. Super PAC dollars go far in the detective business. Squeky-clean wins the race. “Nick Danger, Third Eye.”

  • Jaroslaw

    I am not a supporter of Roy Moore for many reasons but John McCain’s statement is absurd. Allegations alone especially 40 year old ones are NEVER grounds to disqualify. If that were the case, anyone could say anything to get rid of any candidate.

    • Brody

      I don’t care for Moore either, but this reeks of desperation by the Democrats to jump on the sex-abuse bandwagon and discredit their opponent with slander.
      As far as McCain goes? He’s practically a Democrat these days, anyway.

    • Xzamilloh

      Ah, thataboy, Brody… talk crap about the regressive left and identity politics in one breath and then cal McCain “practically a Democrat these days, anyway” because he votes on principle and not in lockstep with all Republicans. What the hell is he doing, not succumbing to groupthink?

    • Brody

      Xzamilloh –

      No, I believe he’s succumbing to brain cancer and octogenarianism, sprinkled with a dash of bruised ego over Trump’s 2015 comment about him.

  • Jaxton

    Well, the RINO’s hated Trump too. Roy Moore has enormous bedrock support.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      All these supposedly gay trolls are protecting a homophobic man.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    It’s worth noting that as of right now – 10:15pm EST – Roy Moore has NOT denied the allegations! He hasn’t said anything about this, one way or another.

    • Jaxton

      Why should he?

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Squeaky clean wins the race, a note to those opting for the scrutiny.

  • jckfmsincty

    Alabama is an inbred state. He’ll handily be elected to the U.S. Senate.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      The youths may pull out of this. It may take a few generations to heal.

    • Kangol

      Maybe, maybe not. Remember, he’s despised by mainstream Republicans, it’s a special election so if there’s strong enough Democratic turnout it could be close, and Doug Jones–donate to him if you want to help keep the homophobic alleged pedophile Roy Moore out of office–is even in the polls, so it’s not over till it’s over.

  • Pneumatikon

    Unlike (apparently) most gay voters I’m not suicidal, so I support Donald Trump and anybody who’s in favor of his agenda of keeping out the Muslims and defending our border with Mexico. Gay rights on the books wouldn’t have meant a damn thing if Hillary Clinton had won. But in every case like this – even those involving Trump enemies – I never take advantage of this kind of ugly, compulsive behavior. Even assuming it’s true. Which I do not. As C.S. Lewis said, sex isn’t a mess because it’s in the closet. It’s in the closet because it’s a mess.

    Life is hard. People fail. Let’s not kick each other when we’re down. Let’s divert all that energy to rolling up our sleeves and helping everyone out instead.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      ew. I must shower after reading this. yuck. Are the bot farms utilizing psychologists now?

    • WillParkinson

      Can you hand me the soap when you’re done, please?

    • Xzamilloh

      Keeping out the Muslims and defending our border with Mexico… two things that he still has not done and logistically could never do.

      “As C.S. Lewis said —”

      AND. WE’RE. DONE.

  • Brody

    With the exception of McConnell, these are all GOP members, not leaders, and are all RINOs, to boot, so one must consider the source.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Tribal thinking, a sure path to strife.

    • Brody

      1Eq –

      No one promotes tribalism and identity politics like the left.
      It’s their bread and butter.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Our tent encompasses all walks of life, a fairly big tribe. How many more votes? Three million. Gays and straights? Mexicans and Muslims? Women? Our tribe is growing exponentially every time the GOP tries to pull their wares. The days of gerrymandering are up. Your message won’t stand on its own. Cheating, suppressing votes, and redistricting is a dying breed, despite the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. Here are two articles for you. Number one is explaining how President Obama and Eric Holder are dealing with unfair redistricting, “gerrymandering.” Number two is who was responsible for gutting Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.



    • Brody

      I’m in awe of your delusion.
      Gerrymandering? I once lived in a district that was redrawn by Democrats over a two-hundred-mile stretch so that it would include more blacks so that they could ensure a black candidate elected. There’s your unfair redistricting right there. And remind me: Who is it that’s against voter ID to allow easier voter fraud? That would be the Democrats. Who’s been caught committing voter fraud more than twenty times their opponents? Democrats. That’s why Section 4 of the VRA was struck down.

      And when you say “our tribe,” to whom exactly are you referring? Gays? Women? Blacks, Jews, Hispanics? First of all, despite how much liberals believe they control these groups, you do not (which is why people see the left as modern-day plantation owners); second, there are many individuals within those demographics who completely reject liberal philosophies; third, you’re always encouraging these groups to be more and more isolated, less American, less inclusive, so the big liberal umbrella is stretching thinner and thinner.

      And finally . . . citing the NY Times?
      Forgive me if I feel you might as well be citing Michael Moore or Madonna, for all their neutrality. NYT is the most liberal of rags out there.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Breitbartistic you.

    • Xzamilloh

      Republicans in name only

      Gotta love when the right wingers engage in the No True Scotsman BS.

    • Kangol

      Mo Bro, seriously, why are you defending a homophobic alleged pedophile? I get that you worship Trump. I get that you revile most gay people and the Left. But this man, Roy Moore, not only has repeatedly violated the very rule of law he’s been sworn to uphold, but he actively campaigns against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Aren’t you gay? Or bi? Do you think you’re exempt from his hatred? If you had a child or were a 14 year old, would you want this creep hitting on your child or you? I get the cognitive dissonance you employ to call a right-wing nut like McConnell a RINO, but seriously, you’re defending a monster. Wake up!

    • Xzamilloh

      It’s moments like these I realize that the right leaning people on here willing to call out the improprieties of the left and harp on and on about principles and not being reduced to labels are never willing to do the same when it’s one of their own, and I no longer wish to align myself with people like that who don’t care about principle and care more about winning an argument and having ammo for their side. I’m disappointed in you, Mo Bro… I thought you were better than that, but I was wrong

    • Brody

      Kangol –
      Xzamilloh –

      I’ll say the same thing I said when I heard about the allegations against Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and most recently Roy Moore and Louis C.K.:

      I’ll believe the allegation when I see proof of the allegation; until then, it’s nothing more than finger-pointing. If you can’t allow that much, then you have little appreciation of our justice system that guarantees innocence until proven otherwise. If you genuinely believe an accusation is grounds to destroy someone’s life, then that’s your shortcoming, not mine.

    • Brody

      1EqualityUSA –


  • Mandrake

    So I wonder what the GOP thinks now about Luther Strange, the guy Trump supported but they promoted Moore instead. Too bad.

    • Kangol

      The mainstream GOP supported Luther Strange (even Trump backed him), but Alabama’s right-wingers wanted the rabid anti-gay fanatic alleged pedophile far more. You know if there were a way for the RNC or top national Republicans to oust Moore from the ballot and put Strange or any other non-insane, far-right Bama Republican in his slot against Doug Jones, they’d do it in a heartbeat.

  • DCguy

    Funny, when the accusations were against Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby I didn’t hear Republicans saying “IF these are true”. They went right in for the kill.

    But when the accusations are against Republicans like Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and now Roy Moore, suddenly the Republicans are all about casting doubt on the 4 accusers.

    We get it.

    • Kangol

      Remember, they’re still suffering from cognitive dissonance about their Leader, Donald J. Trump, who openly admitted to sexually assaulting women. They’ve gone completely silent about his history of sexual abuse, rape (including the alleged rape of a 12 year old), and so on. It would be comical if the ramifications were so dangerous.

  • FnameLname

    All y’all are disgusting if you’re bringing up politics when it comes to child abuse. Nobody cares if there are more Republican’s or Democrats who touch innocent children, the fact is the children should be protected and these men have to be punished for what they have done. If somehow you feel better knowing that a person with a different political ideology committed this crime then you might want to question your own ethics. You should not be feeling good about any aspect of a crime of this nature.

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