Democratic National Convention (1968)

Roy Moore, Donald Trump and the end of all Republican moral authority

Roy Moore, Donald Trump and the end of all Republican moral authority

There was a time when many in the Republican establishment were horrified by their party’s Senate nominee in Alabama, particularly by his well-documented sexual relationships with girls as young as 14 years old. Dozens of prominent GOP leaders spoke out about it. “I believe the women, yes,” was how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell summarized the feelings within his party. Well, that era of propriety, with conformity to decent standards of behavior and respect for young women, is now a relic of mid-November. Early December, it appears, reveals an entirely different view of Judge Roy Moore, of sexual exploitation of minors and of candidates who then lie about their days trolling the...

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