News broke earlier this week about several accusations against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who supposedly engaged in inappropriate relations with several teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Many leading Republicans, including John McCain and Mitt Romney, have claimed that recent accusations are disqualifying. Others have claimed that "if" the accusations are true, then Roy Moore should step down.
Many grassroots conservatives have deemed the article by the Washington Post, which first brought these accusations to light, to be "fake news." Breitbart News, for instance, has led an effort to demand the Washington Post retract its article, arguing that the claims are — more or less — untrue and designed to destroy a conservative candidate who would stand up against the Washington establishment upon election.
“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore wrote to Breitbart, immediately before the article by the Washington Post came to light.
“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation,” the statement read. “After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they surely would have been made public long before now.”
It appears that Alabama voters agree with this assessment — they still support the judge, who is a staunch conservative and defender of the right to life, according to the Daily Caller.
82% of those polled claimed that they were aware of the accusations levied against Moore, although half of all polled claimed that they would still support Moore in his bid for the US Senate. In fact, it appears that recent accusations against Moore haven't hurt him hardly at all.
A total of 63% of Republican voters claim that they will still stand by Moore, despite the Republican establishment — who already hated him and were desperately searching for a reason to throw him under the bus anyways — calling on him to step down. Indeed, Alabama is a profoundly Republican state and hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1992. And it turns out that they aren't happy with the Republican establishment either, opting for a more anti-establishment candidate like Moore.
Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that almost four decades ago four women had a romantic relationship with Moore, who is now 70. The women claim that their relationships all occurred when they were minors. Leigh Corfman told that post that her relationship occurred when she was 14 and when Moore was 32. Other women claimed that their relationships occurred with Moore when they were 16, 17, and 18.
In breaking news, Roy Moore just issued a major statement after abuse allegations.