The sad, sick saga of Judge Roy “Bad Touch” Moore (R-Lolicon), Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama and alleged child defiler is the rare case where farce devolves into tragedy and not the other way around. In a just and sane world, Roy Moore would have already been disqualified, but in the era of Bannonite Republicanism, the gravity, credibility, and seriousness of the accusations against Moore aren’t disqualifiers; they’re selling points to a faction of the GOP intent on showing the world just how low they can sink as a party and as humans.

While the testimony of the first four victims is damning, the worst is yet to come, with the testimony of Beverly Nelson Monday adding deeper layers of evidence that Roy Moore’s pattern of predation included his attempts to intimidate his victims based on his role as the District Attorney.

Nelson recounts that Moore told her: “You’re just a child and I am the District Attorney of Etowah County, and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you.”

That should be a political death sentence, but then again after the first four victims shared their stories, 29% of Alabamians said they were more likely to vote for Moore because of those allegations.