Roy Moore, the Republican’s nominee in the Alabama fight for the U.S. Senate seat, announced he’s going to sue The Washington Post for the series of stories that implicate him in sexual dalliances with underage girls 40 years ago.
He said this as political players in his own party were folding like cheap card tables to get him to quit.
“I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside,” said Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“It’s just really a matter as to whether he ought to be the candidate, the standard-bearer of the Republican Party,” said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, on “This Week” on ABC. “And I just think he shouldn’t be.”
And this, from failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a few days ago: “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. … Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.”
Just happens these same Republicans, as well as others entrenched in the party, have some advice for Alabamans on the conservative side of things who are still looking to beat Democrat Doug Jones — vote for Sen. Luther Strange, the guy who lost the primary to Moore.