Roy Moore’s campaign took a big hit in the last few days. First came the allegations in a Washington Post story of sexually inappropriate conduct with a 14-year-old. Three other women also claimed he approached them when they were 16, 17 and 18 respectively to date them when he was in his early thirties, but they do not allege anything illegal, the 18-year-old mentioned that they kissed twice.
Then Republicans including John McCain, Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell started calling for him to step aside. McConnell said today that he believed the women accusers and that he was exploring the idea of having a write-in candidate.
The first poll taking into account the allegations is out and it’s also not good news for Moore. Moore who had been the runaway favorite was now trailing slightly the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones.
But he may just have been thrown a lifeline and from someone you wouldn’t expect.
Gloria Allred held a press conference today, claiming she had another accuser.
The problem, of course, is that ambulance-chasing Allred seems to show up just before elections with accusers against Republican candidates. Then once her job is done, the accusers then disappear into the mist.
Allred was a fully committed Hillary delegate and said she would do anything necessary to help her win.
So if an accuser is valid, she does herself no service by putting herself in the hands of Allred. It instantly diminishes the credibility of the accusation.
Nelson’s allegations also seem markedly different than the other allegations do, with Nelson alleging use of force in the interaction with Moore.
From Washington Examiner:
In a press conference Monday, Nelson described one encounter with Moore that occurred in 1975, when she was 16 years old.
Nelson said Moore offered to drive her home from work one night but instead parked in a “dark, deserted” part of a parking lot behind the restaurant where she worked. Nelson said Moore groped her and “began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head onto his crotch.”
“I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified,” she said. “He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought that he was going to rape me.”
Moore’s campaign dismissed the new allegation.
“Gloria Allred is a sensationalist leading a witch hunt, and she is only around to create a spectacle,” Moore’s campaign said in a statement Monday, calling out the accuser’s lawyer by name. “Allred was the attorney who claims credit for giving us Roe v. Wade which has resulted in the murder of tens of millions of unborn babies.”
The reaction on social media was not embracing the new allegations.
So, let me get this straight:
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) November 13, 2017
When you hire Allred, you “all-ready” lost all credibility. https://t.co/XDlgPKFlkM
— JohnWickofPolitics (@Gingrich_of_PA) November 13, 2017
Gloria Allred coming out with a Roy Moore accuser for a press conference confirms this is a hit job Moore 😂
Confirmed via Wikileaks she is a paid Democrat operative. pic.twitter.com/gF7drppgf9
— Ex-Dem🇺🇸Latina (@ExDemLatina) November 13, 2017
Gloria Allred, who is representing accuser of Roy Moore is a major Hillary supporter & also has direct ties to David Brock founder of Media Matters who plotted revenge on Donald Trump https://t.co/51GF1tIQgm pic.twitter.com/jee8zMosdG
— ᗷᗩᔕEᗪ ᑭᖇIᔕ 🔥 (@passionchica) November 13, 2017
Alternative Headline: Roy Moore Campaign Breaths Sigh of Relief That Left-Wing Media Whore Gloria Allred is Already Poisoning Accuser Pool https://t.co/MuZMbYF3y8
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) November 13, 2017
YAY! 🙌 Thank you, Gloria Allred! for making sure EVERYONE now knows this is a FAKE Democrat-orchestrated witch hunt!https://t.co/owP9smGBVe
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) November 13, 2017