by Countable | 12.5.17
Following President Trump’s endorsement of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has also reinstated their support of Moore, reports the Washington Post. That support brings campaign money, though it’s unclear yet how much. America First Action, a pro-Trump group, is committing $1.1 million in the hopes of pushing Moore across the finish line.
But not all members of the GOP are getting on the bandwagon. Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Sen. Cory Gardner (CO), is reported to not be reinstating NRSC support for Moore:
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele was more blunt about his disapproval of Moore and the president’s endorsement of him:
Your refusal to acknowledge you’ve just endorsed an alleged pedophile for the sake of "a vote" tells me Roy Moore will be a Trump Puppet and America no longer has a moral compass under your “leadership”. https://t.co/iRhJb69rpJ— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) December 4, 2017
Is the RNC right to reinstate their support of Moore, or is the NRSC taking the right position? Do you agree with Michael Steele? What do you think these fractures in the GOP mean for the future of the party and federal politics?
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Wow. There is no bottom to this revolting lust for power to satisfy greed. Predators who victimize others are winners because they are so smart. People who are gullible enough to be prey, victimized by financial corruption and sexual harassment are losers because they allowed themselves to be preyed upon. Reviling. Immoral. Disgusting. Greed. The rape of America.
The party of rapists, pediphiles, and criminals welcomes another one of their own. If Alabama sends this man to Washington, they should be boycotted into oblivion.
This is absolutely disgusting and disturbing. Where are the Republicans morals and good conscience? How did we come to the point where people are ok with a known pedophile holding a public office as a leader?
GOP Gang Of Perverts
It’s very sad and disturbing that people will vote for sexual predators over a Democrat. The POTUS should be investigated for his indiscretions, just as Bill Clinton did. Obviously, Roy Moore’s indiscretions to prey upon teenage girls does not compare as he is also accused of rape by several women now. It is still sickening that people will still vote Moore into another position of authority, when he was basically fired two times as a judge for his bigoted opinions.
I will never vote for a republican again if they allow Moore in. This tells me that you’re behind a pedophile. I can’t back any candidate who supports this man. It shows that you put party before children and women.
As your constituent, Id like to say that I am strongly opposed to any support of this person and his illegal behavior. If you support him, you are saying that you support his actions. That makes you as guilty as him. Remember that when you look at your wife and children.
I certainly hope none of my elected officials support him.
Shame! Now the GOP is the Great Old Party of Perversion! Choosing perverts over country! Party over country! Profits over country! Shame!
Roy Moore is a reprehensible man who doesn’t deserve the support of anyone and most definitely not of the Republican Party. Can’t the Republicans take a credible moral stand against this pedophile without cowering under Trump’s jaded lead? He has no moral authority on any account and the average American is repulsed by his behavior. Grow a spine.
...and thus begins the era when a scandal or immoral behavior no longer disqualifies you from Office serving in the public eye........... :-(
Another example showing there is no level the GOP won’t stoop to. They hit the floor long ago I think they are down to the sub sub basement at this point. Didn’t they consider themselves the moral majority?
Country over party! Stop supporting sexual predators!
Wow. So there really is no bottom the Republican party won't sink to? I love my state of Alabama, but I continue to be disappointed in the people and representatives here. "This is what I want. This is why I want it. There isn't anhthing I'm not willing to do to get it. And I fully intend to try to convince you that I'm doing this for you!" Faux Bible-thumping, moral insincerity, and claiming "conservative values" are all front and center. That about right? No wonder the state of Alabama is one of the absolute last at forward mobility, individual wealth, employment, and education. This party is determined to keep folks dumb and dependent while blaming immigrants, POC, and ISIS for it instead of themselves. What does it say to a young sexual assault survivor of pedophilia to hear Governor Kay Ivey say "I believe the women...but I'm gonna vote for Roy Moore because of the Republican agenda"?? How dare y'all? Seriously.
People like Roy Moore make me thank God there’s Karma. Boom-er-rang on the way!
Disgusting that the RNC supports this sorry excuse for a man - but they have shown us that they would sell their souls and everyone of out for the love of money and power. The supposed party of family and religious values was always anything but - now they don't even pretend to hide it. We are sinking past the point of no return and it horrifying and embarrassing.
OMG, IS THERE NO END TO THE BAD DECISIONS AND BAD POLICY THIS PRESIDENT(?) IS DUMPING ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...
Wanted: Persons with high moral character to run for office. (However, RNC will support anyone as long as they are a Republican. Pedophile? No problem. Theft? No problem. Sexual harassment? No problem. Embezzlement? No problem. Hates Muslims? No problem. Believes gays should be put to death? No problem. Will not follow constitution? No problem. Like to date young girls (statutory rape) and troll malls? Heck, we’ll even show you the nearest mall in DC. Come on down. Apply to join the Boys Club of the RNC!)
Let republicans dig their own graves. He’ll be found guilty and everyone in support will be found with their thumbs up their asses.
Once the groper-in-chief reinstated his support for this hypocritical pedophile, the GOP and RNC had no choice but to follow him over the cliff. Apparently free will was checked at the door to the Capitol just before this session started in January. Tax scam for the wealthy, destruction of our democracy and maintaining the majority in the Senate are apparently more important than morality, decency and conscience. I can see the Democratic ads for '18 now.......