For years, multiple women have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexually harassing them. Some have even accused him of rape. But, to date, none of those accusations have been tried in a court of law. Therefore, none have been formally proven.
Despite the lack of any legal proof, though, several women have spoken out against Hillary Clinton for silencing them from accusing her husband. For this, Hillary Clinton has been labeled an “enabler” of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. If the allegations against Clinton are true, and if Hillary Clinton used her position of power to silence the accusers, then yes, Hillary Clinton did enable her husband. But again, we don’t have legal proof that this, indeed, happened.
My point in relitigating the Clinton scandals is to draw a correlation between these incidents and the Washington Post’s report on Thursday that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly made sexual advances on a 14-year-old girl in the late 1970s, when he was 32-years-old.
Like the Clinton allegations, the claims against Moore are just that — claims. However disturbing, the American justice system owes Moore the right afforded every other citizen, and that is the right to a free and fair trial. Some of Moore’s loyalists, though, have not only denied that the claims against Moore are false. They have actually stated publicly that even if the claims are true, then they would still support Moore over his Democratic rival, Doug Jones.
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.
Perhaps this should come as no surprise, given that the Trump Train brought us Roy Moore in the first place and, in the words of the now-president, he could “walk out in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose any votes, OK?”
Apparently, that same deranged mindset extends even to Trump’s protege in Alabama. SAD!