Roy Moore's brother compares sexual conduct allegations to the persecution of Jesus

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"Our children and grandchildren's futures are on the line", he tweeted Thursday.

"I dont know Ms. Corfman from anybody, I've never talked to her, never met with her..."

In the fundraising plea, Moore says "the Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I've EVER faced".

But let's be clear: The allegations reported yesterday in The Washington Post are carefully sourced.

Corfman told the Washington Post on Thursday that a 32-year-old Moore gave her alcohol, took off her clothes and molested her when she was 14 years old in 1979.

Three other women said they had similar experiences with Moore when they were teenagers.

According to Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, there as already a question whether the GOP has enough members to push through the new bill - named the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - through the chamber.

At least one of Moore's supporters, in fact, seems to have a loose understanding of a core belief of Christianity.

"There is nothing to see here", Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner.

"Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance".

"Take Joseph and Mary. They became parents of Jesus". But they add a "veneer of solemnity. that may allow a modern Christian like Mr Z (Ziegler) to gloss over what it means for a 12 or 14 year old girl to be viewed as and used as a sexual vessel". It does say that Mary and Joseph did not have sexual relations before Jesus was born. Martin said: "We have no idea about the exact ages of either the Virgin Mary or St. Joseph at the time of their betrothal or marriage".

As for "nothing immoral or illegal", that's wrong, too. "It involves a 14-year-old girl which I would have never had contact with".

Samuel Givhan, the senior vice chairman of the state party, described The Washington Post story as "allegations from somebody who has been silent for over 40 years" who was speaking out just weeks before an election. Any conduct can be defended if the offender is on "our side". "Moore should not serve in the U.S. Senate".

"However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The Alabama special election is to fill the vacancy created when Trump tapped Sen.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn said, "If it is true I don't think his candidacy is sustainable".

Taking it a step further, Ziegler called Moore "clean as a hound's tooth" and cited the former judge's long and "wonderful" married life as proof of his good character.

My guess is that Republicans hope he does win.

Republicans are not supposed to worry about Alabama.

Harris, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, endorsed Moore in September ahead of Alabama's Republican primary runoff.

Senate rules empower members to police their own ranks, and Republicans could refuse to seat Moore if elected, or eject him later. In any Republican's hands.

A group close to McConnell that spent millions of dollars to oppose Moore in the primary called on Gov. Kay Ivey, R, and the state party to investigate the allegations. "Why is this allegation coming out at this time?" The younger Moore also said "he's very concerned about what the impact is going to be on their 91-year-old mother, hearing all of this, they worry about her age and health", Savidge said.

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