From Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney to virtually every voter still capable of being shocked by politicians, there’s growing consensus that Roy Moore should drop out of the Senate race in Alabama. The problem is a conspicuous holdout: Roy Moore himself.
Calling this a “spiritual battle,” Moore has refused to withdraw and various senators, including McConnell, have pledged to prevent him from ever taking his seat in the Senate. Indeed, McConnell reportedly has said he would prefer to lose the seat than have it go to a man like Moore. In the end, however, he may get both the seat and the man.
Moore is accused by a widening array of women and former colleagues of a history of pursuing young girls. The on-the-record allegations include a woman who says Moore molested her when she was 14 and another woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 16, both when he was in his 30s. Some named sources have detailed how Moore was on a watch list at the local mall as a creepy figure who routinely flirted with young girls.