It’s Official, Cory Gardner: Roy Moore Won’t Be Expelled

UPDATE: President Trump is now “all in” on supporting Moore, as CNN reports:

President Donald Trump fully endorsed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Twitter Monday morning.

Trump had hesitated to throw his full support behind the embattled Republican candidate in the wake of explosive accusations against him. His tweet Monday comes as recent polls show a close race…

…Moore expressed gratitude for Trump’s public support, which comes eight days before the special election.

“Thankful for President Trump’s support. The America First agenda will #MAGA. Can’t wait to help him #DrainTheSwamp. #ALSEN” he tweeted.

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Roy Moore, Cory Gardner.

Politico reporting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sounding the retreat from previous statements that accused child molester Roy Moore should be expelled from the U.S. Senate in the event he wins the December 12th special election in Alabama–leaving Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, whose National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) pulled support from Moore and who also called for Moore to be expelled if he wins…

We believe the correct description is “with his ass hanging in the breeze.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday shifted his tone on allowing Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to serve in the Senate if elected.

Multiple women have accused Moore, who is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, of making sexual advances on them when they were teenagers. When the allegations first appeared, McConnell said he believed the women and said Moore should drop out of the contest.

“I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call,” McConnell said on ABC’s “This Week.” He said he thought the Senate Ethics Committee would handle the allegations against Moore if he is elected: “The ethics committee will have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win.”

That’s well short of a vote to expel, of course–and just like Cory Gardner quietly ate his words after calling for now-President Donald Trump to pull out of the presidential race last October, you can now officially start the vigil for Gardner to commence backpedaling on Roy Moore as well. It would be preferable to see reporters track that change as it occurs, rather than allowing him to “go dark” for the next week and issue the inevitable “everybody should have the opportunity to live down pedophilia” statement once Moore’s accession to the U.S. Senate is a fait accompli.

These signals coming from the highest Republicans in the land that they are ready to capitulate to Moore are the best tacit support they can possibly give Moore and his embittered hard-right base. With over a week left before the election for this reality to be absorbed by Alabama voters, Moore’s election–and the greatest moral moment of truth for Republicans since Trump himself–is once again the most likely scenario.

There is of course the possibility that Gardner could surprise us, but we have no reason to expect it.

At this point, absolutely none.

21 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    Cory's daughter Alyson is what, 13 or 14?  I wonder how he'll be able to look himself in the mirror knowing that he's helped a man hold office who appears to have molested a girl not unlike his own.

    I wonder if you can ever make yourself feel clean again after being complicit in allowing someone like Moore to take office.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      McConnell and Gardner are between a rock and a hard place here. If they vote to expel Moore, then Steve Bannon & the hard rightie base will definitely primary anyone who had a hand in the expulsion. If they vote to seat Moore, then the Dems will hang Moore around the neck of every Repub candidate in a year. Only way out for the Republicans is for the Dems to remain in their usual complacency. 

      • Pseudonymous says:

        There's no rock or hard place unless they're completely amoral.  Is seating a child molester better than losing office?  Only to people completely devoid of any semblance of human decency.

        • RepealAndReplace says:

          They are completely amoral. They believe the tax cuts could be in jeopardy if they don't back him. But they wouldn't be. Once expelled, the governor would appoint a replacement –  probably Luther Strange unless Beauregard has been shown the door in which case she can appoint him. There will be a new election in which Moore could give it another go. And perhaps Strange and MO Brooks. And the outcome would probably be the same.

        • MADCO says:

          "…seating a child molester better than losing office…"

          Exactly. So I guess you're saying Dan Caplis (AM710) is completely amoral.
          You need to call him to tell him, so he can hang up on you. That's how this is supposed to work.

           

        • spaceman65 says:

          They are immoral, not simply amoral

           

  2. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    Conyers and Franken have to go.  They'd be replaced by Dems anyway. We have to brand the GOP as the party of perverts.

  3. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Nope..Cory will not surprise you. There is no conflict in Corys' mind and he sleeps well. In his mind, Cory is a warrior against all things evil. 

    If, in his role as an officer in the Koch army, he happens to get stinking rich, well, that's just a happy bonus. Cory gets to visit his stylist more often AND rub the noses of his old buddies in the stink of his success.

    There is no more pure expression of ego and greed than Cory Gardner.

  4. Gilpin Guy says:

    Believe it or not but Cory is on the fence about welcoming a pedophile pervert into their fraternity of phony deficit hawks or showing some moral values and condemning a total fucking scumbag.  I'm sure Cory is conflicted right now which is the right thing to do.  Stay tuned to find out his final resolution with his conscience.

  5. lilyflower says:

    They have lost their souls for power.

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