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Rep. Comstock calls for Alabama GOP Senate nominee Moore to step aside

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) is in her second term representing Loudoun County in Congress.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) called Friday for Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, to step aside following sexual misconduct allegations.

Comstock, in a Facebook post, noted four women have now come forward with detailed stories about Moore, which have reportedly been substantiated through numerous sources.

“To date Roy Moore has not provided any credible explanation or response to the detailed allegations, particularly the allegations by a woman who was at the time a 14 year old girl and Roy Moore was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney,” Comstock said. “The defense from some of his supporters is beyond disturbing. Today, the National Review Editorial board also set out the case against Roy Moore and why he should drop out. Roy Moore should not serve in the U.S. Senate."

Reports that Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, had pursued relationships with four girls between the ages of 14 and 18 when he was in his early 30s first appeared in the Washington Post.

Moore, now 70, denied the allegations in a written statement to The Post, calling them completely false “and a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.”

But Comstock isn't the only Republican to call for Moore to drop out of the race.

“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Twitter.

There was also comment from The White House.

“The president believes that we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person's life.” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. “However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside."

Other Republicans have continued to support the Alabama GOP nominee.

Daniel Dale, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, tweeted: “Alabama Bibb County Republican chairman Jerry Pow tells me he'd vote for Roy Moore even if Moore did commit a sex crime against a girl. 'I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn't want to vote for Doug,' he says. 'I'm not saying I support what he did.'"

Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler cited scripture in defense of Moore to the Washington Examiner,

“ … take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” Ziegler concluded “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

The special election in Alabama to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate seat takes place Dec. 12. Moore's opponent is Democrat Doug Jones. 

Comments


Thank you Barbara for convicting the accused in an un-provable he said she said story.


Comstock believes the fake news…..ABC….


#MeToo


Why?  Why would Comstock make any statement on the matter? 

The liberal Washington Post makes the politically calculated decision to run the article after it is impossible to replace the Republican nominee in order to help Democrats as much as possible.  Clearly it was politically timed.  Additionally, the allegations are absolutely impossible to prove since they allegedly happened decades ago.  Clearly Comstock is smart enough to know that these are allegations stemming from a Democratic mouthpiece and is potentially just a smear campaign.

Comstock’s continuous political misteps are baffling.

Moore will stay in and win the race and then Comstock will have to deal with Sen. Moore.


Thanks Barbara for standing up for your fellow women.  And thank you for congratulating the women who ran successfully for House of Delegates in parts of your district this past Tuesday.  It is nice to see you put people over politics, stand up for the women of Virginia, and applaud their accomplishments.  Wait a minute, did I miss that press release?  I can’t find it anywhere where you publically congratulated Karrie Delaney for her awesome campaign and victory.  Karrie personally knocked on just about every door in the district, and talked with people one on one.    The people of the 67th district thanked her for not taking money from the NRA, not taking money from Dominion Power, and wanting to expand Medicaid, by electing her to office.  Perhaps you can congratulate her in person at your next town hall meeting-when and where is that meeting, Barbara? 

 


Go Barbara. Thank you for not playing to the party(cult). Integrity is integrity no matter which party you are on. Kudos!


The Reps need a non-establishment candidate, otherwise, it is another easy win for the Dems.  And NO, it will not be a reflection on Trump.  The Reps are sick of the swamp too and do not want the far right wackos. Give us a decent candidate and we will vote Rep rather than Dem like many of us did in this governor election.


guilty already?  Put blue on BC.  You have turned your coat.  You have seen my last vote for you, what a waste.


Trump looks into Putin’s eyes and sees the boss.  Comstock looks into the calendar and sees, well…a new job.


Comstock even walks on the left side of the street.


When the going gets tough, Comstock gets going…usually after everyone else does.


What a difference a day (Tues, Nov 7) makes.

Comstock is going to have to run to the center as fast as she can, start holding town halls and courting the intelligent, modern voter.  Even then, 2018 could be the end.


Wow…look who just came out of the bunker.  Enjoy your last year in office, Barbara.


Comstock is the establishment and will lose next time around.  Why hasn’t she asked NJ Sen. Menendez to step down?


Perfect political timing Ms. Comstock now that Alabama ruled Moore’s name can’t be taken off the December special election ballot.


If Comstock steps down at the same time!

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