Despite the fact that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl back in the late 1970s, plenty of members of the GOP have been willing to look the other way and give Moore a pass on his actions, if only because they don’t want to see a reliably red Senate seat fall into the hands of the Democrats.
But Jeanine Pirro, Fox News host and former judge, is now saying she thinks that if Moore isn’t replaced on the ballot, the GOP may need to go ahead and dig their own political grave.
On her show Saturday evening, Pirro interviewed far-right activist David Bossie and quickly let it be known that she considers Moore’s behavior to be in direct opposition to what she was sworn to do as an officer of the court:
“Mitt Romney has actually said, ‘The presumption of innocence only applies in a court of law and it doesn’t really apply here. I mean, how can this guy and — if the allegations are true, I spent my career going after sexual predators and pedophiles, trust me — but right now, it’s 40 years later. I doubt that there could ever even be a charge filed here.'”
What Pirro said next should serve as a very dire warning for every Republican who has so gladly embraced Donald Trump and those who have yet to abandon Moore after The Washington Post story which brought his past behavior to light:
“The guy has been investigated a million times, Roy Moore. Apparently more than any other candidate in Alabama. Is the Republican Party destroying itself or didn’t they do enough vetting of this guy, Moore?”
Rather than respond, Bossie tried to change the focus from Roy Moore to Harvey Weinstein:
“I don’t know the answers to those questions. But I can say this, Judge Moore has been on the ballot many times over a long period of time. How this just miraculously comes out when this Hollywood [Harvey Weinstein] and the atmosphere that is pervasive, which is, if there’s an allegation, the person is guilty.”
What Weinstein did is disgusting, but his business partners took action and fired him from the company he helped found when they found out what he did.
When will the Alabama Republican Party do the same and take back their nomination of Roy Moore? If they don’t, they will indeed be paving the way for their own demise.