After The Washington Post revealed that Republican Roy Moore had initiated sexual contact with underage girls as young as 14 years old when he was in his early 30’s, many GOP senators suggested Moore should end his Senate campaign if the allegations are true.
But many Alabama politicians are taking Moore’s side.
Then there was Republican State Representative Henry of Hartselle, who said the timing of the accusations were suspicious and therefore politically motivated, and he believed legal action should be taken against the women who said Moore had inappropriate sexual interactions with them.
“The idea that accusations like this would stop his campaign is ludicrous. If this was a habit, like you’ve read with Bill Cosby and millions of dollars paid to settle cases and years of witnesses, that would be one thing,” Henry told the Cullman Times. “You cannot tell me there hasn’t been an opportunity through the years to make these accusations with as many times as he’s (Moore) run (for office) and been in the news.
Henry suggested that if the women were telling the truth, then they were “guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years.”
“I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion,” Henry said.
Henry capped it off by saying it was a conspiracy by the Democratic Party and Moore’s accusers will eventually be paid for coming forward. Because, of course, Republicans always reach first for conspiracy before believing women.