Chris Stirewalt: If Dems Don’t ‘Get Serious’ on Franken/Conyers, They Can’t Say Anything About Roy Moore

On Wednesday night, Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt warned Democrats about their handling of the sexual harassment allegations surrounding Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers. Stirewalt first dismissed the significance of the “sad” news story of Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), whose nude selfie and lewd texts were leaked online, and despite being humiliating and that it may end his career, it’s “different” from the scandals that have hit Democrats in recent days. “For these Democrats, if they don’t get serious about Franken and about Conyers,” Stirewalt said, “they’re not going to be in a position to say anything about Roy Moore.” He then explained the “total disaster” of a Senate candidate Moore is, but because Democrats are “so far have been unwilling to address” Franken and Conyers “in the right ways,” he asked, “what are they going to say?” “And that’s exactly what President Trump Continue reading "Chris Stirewalt: If Dems Don’t ‘Get Serious’ on Franken/Conyers, They Can’t Say Anything About Roy Moore"

Katy Tur Blasts Trump For Backing Moore: Starting to Feel Like the Era of ‘Post-Morality Politics’

Have we reached the era of post-morality politics? That was the question posed on the chyron during MTP: Daily on Wednesday. Katy Tur, filling in for Chuck Todd, declared that question to be very much open in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against major figures from both parties. More than the scandals themselves, though, Tur went after those who turned a blind eye to protect a fellow party member in spite of their alleged actions. “When does character matter more than your party affiliation?” Tur said. “It’s starting to feel like the answer is never. And in an era of post-truth, when will we reach a level of post-morality politics? It’s starting to feel as if we may be getting closer to that.” Most notably, of course, Tur was referring to President Donald Trump — who all but endorsed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore Continue reading "Katy Tur Blasts Trump For Backing Moore: Starting to Feel Like the Era of ‘Post-Morality Politics’"

Charlie Sykes: If Roy Moore Wins, How Will the GOP ‘Be Able to Wipe the Stink’ Off?

Charlie Sykes, the Milwaukee-based conservative radio host who has become a fixture on MSNBC for his relentless criticism of the Republican party, believes the GOP-majority Senate is about to have a new member join their ranks. “I think that Roy Moore is likely, more likely than not, to be elected,” Sykes said Wednesday on Deadline: White House. Yes, despite the latest round of polling showing a very tight race between Moore and Democratic opponent Doug Jones, Sykes believes that Moore will prevail despite the numerous claims against him of teen sex abuse. At that point, according to Sykes, it will be time for Senate Republicans who have been talking a big game about their opposition to Moore to put up or shut up. “[A Moore victory] really then creates this crisis of conscience for the Republicans in the Senate,” Sykes said. “Many of whom have suggested he’s unfit to Continue reading "Charlie Sykes: If Roy Moore Wins, How Will the GOP ‘Be Able to Wipe the Stink’ Off?"

Roy Moore Communications Director John Rogers Has Resigned

Roy Moore‘s communications director has resigned as his boss continues to fend off the sexual misconduct allegations hovering over his Alabama senate run. The Washingtonian has received confirmation that John Rogers is no longer part of Moore’s controversial campaign. Rogers declined to say anything further when contacted for comment, though Fox News reporter Alex Pappas got this statement from Team Moore: Moore has been bleeding party support as women have continued to speak out about his inappropriate behavior towards them when they were young. President Trump, however, largely backed Moore on Tuesday by citing his Continue reading "Roy Moore Communications Director John Rogers Has Resigned"

Retired Cop Says She Was Told to ‘Make Sure’ Roy Moore ‘Didn’t Hang Around’ High School Cheerleaders

A retired Alabama police officer has said that she had been told to keep an eye on Roy Moore to make sure he didn’t hang around cheerleaders. Yikes. Former Gadsden police officer Faye Gary has stated that Moore’s predatory behavior toward young girls “was a known fact,” telling the New York Times, “It was treated like a joke. That’s just the way it was.” “We were also told to watch him at the ball games, and make sure that … he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders,” she said in an interview Tuesday with MSNBC. Gary also confirmed the recurring allegations that the Alabama Senate candidate was banned from a Gadsden mall for “harassing” young girls. “We were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and … really got into a place of where they Continue reading "Retired Cop Says She Was Told to ‘Make Sure’ Roy Moore ‘Didn’t Hang Around’ High School Cheerleaders"

Doug Jones Lists Moore Accusers in Powerful New Ad: ‘Will We Make Their Abuser a U.S. Senator?’

Doug Jones‘ senate campaign has released a new ad with a very simple, yet remarkably strong and direct statement about Roy Moore and his alleged sexual abuse against minors. The new ad lists all the women who have come forward in the last few weeks with claims of Moore’s misconduct towards them when they were young girls. The ad makes a point of how Moore “immorally pursued” a growing list of accusers, and it asks “will we make their abuser a U.S. senator?” Jones’ campaign seems prepared to go all in against Moore on this issue, seeing as their previous attack ad invoked damning statements from Ivanka Trump and other public officials. This comes after President Trump practically endorsed Moore by attacking Jones and citing Moore’s denial of the charges against him. Watch above. [Image via Continue reading "Doug Jones Lists Moore Accusers in Powerful New Ad: ‘Will We Make Their Abuser a U.S. Senator?’"

Bush, Obama Ethics Chiefs Call Out Kellyanne Conway for Violating Hatch Act: ‘That is a Firing Offense’

Two high-ranking ethics attorneys for the Trump Administration’s predecessors are condemning Kellyanne Conway and accusing her of repeatedly flaunting the Hatch Act. Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics under Obama, tweeted earlier today that he has filed a government complaint against the White House special counselor. Shaun’s grievance is that Conway violated the Hatch Act, which states that executive branch employees are forbidden from engaging in political activity in their official capacity. Shaub seems to be taking issue with Conway’s recent appearance on Fox & Friends, where she slammed Doug Jones and implicitly endorsed Roy Moore by talking about how he’ll advance the GOP’s agenda in the Senate. Conway previously said that “no Senate seat is Continue reading "Bush, Obama Ethics Chiefs Call Out Kellyanne Conway for Violating Hatch Act: ‘That is a Firing Offense’"