Such disturbing statements are fundamentally different from Clinton’s backers. On the one hand, Hillary Clinton and her family’s supporters, to the best of my knowledge, have never straight up said that they would vote for a man known to have committed sexual assault. They’ve come close.

But denying allegations against a politician you support and voicing your support for them no matter the legitimacy of such claims are two very different scenarios.

Frankly, what some GOP officials have said about their unwavering support for Moore is, in my opinion, far more disturbing than any Clinton supporter denying accusers’ claims while stating their loyalty to the former president.