The attempted political take-down of Judge Roy Moore because of highly specious allegations of sexual impropriety has drawn a line in the sand for the Republican Party. Prominent Republicans are deciding whether they will stand with Moore, or push for Democratic victory in Alabama. Members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) are standing strong behind the judge.
“You can’t unring a bell,” HFC chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said after being asked about his support of Moore in lieu of the allegations. “At this point, it’s up to Alabama to figure out — Washington D.C.’s not going to decide that. The people of Alabama will.”
“Look, I’m like everyone else,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), another HFC member. “If this turns out to be true then he should step down, but you’ve got to let the investigation play out. Ultimately, the decision is going to be in the hands of the people in Alabama,” Meadows said.
“Who will vote in America’s best interests on Supreme Court justices, deficit and debt, economic growth, border security, national defense, and the like? Socialist Democrat Doug Jones will vote wrong,” said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), an HFC member who was defeated by Moore in the Senate primary. “Roy Moore will vote right. Hence, I will vote for Roy Moore.”
While the freedom-minded legislators of the House are standing strong, supposed constitutional champions over in the Senate are folding like cheap suits. Following the cowardly rescindment of an endorsement by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) immediately followed suit and bowed to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other GOP leaders working for Democrat victory in Alabama.
“As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true,” Cruz said yesterday, despite the fact that Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Cruz – dubbed Lyin’ Ted by members of his own party – shows yet again why conservatives chose Donald Trump over him during last year’s Presidential campaign. When the time comes for Cruz to stand strong, he demonstrates his true yellow-bellied nature. The only Senator still publicly supporting Judge Moore is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who just returned to the Senate after suffering a brutal ambush attack from his socialist neighbor.