And now for the truly entertaining. Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has, true to form, weighed in on the Roy Moore allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. Moore is the Republican candidate for Senate in the upcoming special election in Alabama. Moore has twice been elected to the post of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court where he was twice removed from office for failing to uphold the law countermanding federal court orders: once for installing and refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Courthouse grounds, and once for instructing statewide officials to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same sex marriage.
So where does Rush Limbaugh enter the picture in this tawdry tale? The conservative pundit has come to Moore’s defense by stating that Moore was a Democrat at the time the alleged improprieties with high school girls took place. Limbaugh’s thinking? Democrats were silent at the time these allegations occurred.
It seems to escape Limbaugh’s notice that — at the time — none of the young women came forward for a variety of reasons. One accuser who held a news conference to make her situation known said that Moore told her no one would take her word over that of the district attorney of Etowah County, where Gadsden, the location where the alleged incidents took place.
Numerous key Republican figures in the nation’s capital, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have called for Moore to drop out of the Alabama special election so that other provisions can be made.