…Come on inappropriate sexual contact is SOP for male members of Congress as they are “protected”…

…Come on inappropriate sexual contact is SOP for male members of Congress as they are “protected”…

Alabama GOP chair says he would still vote for Roy Moore even if Moore did molest 14-year-old   …… Come on, you know boys will be boys…

Alabama state auditor defends Roy Moore by saying Jesus’ stepdad loved teens, too …..Come on now, Jesus love.…Apparently you can do anything as long as you proclaim GOD is on your side…

AL-Sen: In a stunning article published Thursday, the Washington Post reported that in 1979, Alabama Republican Roy Moore had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl named Leigh Corfman when he was 32; then as now, such contact would be punishable as a sexual offense under state law (though the statute of limitations has since run out). Now an adult, Corfman says she had kept silent for years until the Post approached her, saying that she could no longer "sit back and let this continue, let him continue without the mask being removed." The Post also spoke with three other women who say Moore pursued them when they were aged 16 to 18 and he was in his early 30s; while flattered as teenagers, they expressed serious concern now, with one calling Moore’s behavior "disgusting."

The bombshell revelations prompted panicked D.C. Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to call on Moore to drop out of next month’s special election for the U.S. Senate, though nearly all qualified their demands by adding Moore should only do so, as McConnell put it, "[i]f these allegations are true." The number two Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn, went even further, declaring, "I’m interested in seeing what substantiation there is for the story." It’s hard to imagine, though, what sort of evidence these Republicans would accept, short of a confession from Moore himself—and one is most certainly not forthcoming.

The reactions to the allegation that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney have highlighted deep divisions within the Republican Party and underscored the growing tribalism that has infected the nation’s politics.

Trump, McConnell call on Roy Moore to exit Alabama Senate race ‘if these allegations are true’

But Alabama Republicans suggested the state party is unlikely to disqualify the former judge following allegations that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl nearly four decades ago.

By Michael Scherer  •  Read more »

 

Senate mandates anti-sexual harassment training for its members, aides

Approval of new policy marks Senate’s first official response to allegations of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

By Elise Viebeck  •   Read more »

…TALK ABOUT FEEL GOOD … DO NOTHING … WASTE…

ALABAMA GOP SENATE CANDIDATE USED HIS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS IN FUNDRAISING EMAIL Judge Roy Moore not only denied accusations of sexual misconduct with minors, but used the reports as fodder for a fundraising email. A number of Alabama election officials dismissed the reports, and one even used the Bible to justify his support of Moore. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also weighed in, saying the president believes that if the accusations are true, Moore would "do the right thing and step aside." Here’s what could happen for Moore on the Alabama ballot. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]

MeToo movement ensnares Judge Roy Moore in Alabama (and other men behaving badly)

 

Posted on November 9, 2017 by    In the month since The New Yorker and The New York Timespublished allegations of serial sexual predatory behavior by producer Harvey Weinstein — some 100 women have now accused him of misconduct ranging from harassment to rape — people who said they had been sexually victimized have felt emboldened to voice allegations against men who had been seen as untouchable. Hollywood wracked by chaos in aftermath of sex scandals.

Actress Alyssa Milano used her Twitter account to encourage women who’d been sexually harassed or assaulted to tweet the hashtag #MeToo. This has now become a movement. The Movement of #MeToo:

The power of #MeToo, though, is that it takes something that women had long kept quiet about and transforms it into a movement. Unlike many kinds of social-media activism, it isn’t a call to action or the beginning of a campaign, culminating in a series of protests and speeches and events. It’s simply an attempt to get people to understand the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in society. To get women, and men, to raise their hands.

 

California Rep. Jackie Speier has brought the #MeToo movement to Congress. #MeTooCongress campaign shines a light on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill; Women of Congress share #MeToo stories.

State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, has brought the #MeToo movement to the Arizona Legislature. At least five women have now publicly accused Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, of making sexually charged comments, touching them inappropriately or making unwanted sexual advances. Several women accuse Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter of sexual harassment.

 

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