An Alabama lawmaker was captured by ABC News running down the stairs to avoid answering whether he believes Roy Moore’s denials.
On the heels of a Democratic sweep in Virginia, we’re now learning 70-year-old Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Alabama’s Senate race next month, is being accused of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was 32-years-old.
The news broke last Thursday (16NOV17), with The Washington Post also reporting that: “Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older.”
To make matters worse, The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday (13NOV17) that: “A fifth woman has come forward to accuse former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual conduct.”
Beverly Young Nelson, 55, said Moore, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old high school student working as a waitress in Gadsden, Ala.
As Liberals Unite reported over the weekend, the Moore accusations have elicited some of the most despicable responses from conservatives ever witnessed in American politics.
In other instances, conservatives have found themselves under fire over their response to the scandal. Take, for instance, Fox News host Sean Hannity, who gave Roy Moore 24-hours to explain “inconsistencies” in his story Tuesday night (14NOV2017) after several advertisers distanced themselves from his show.
Then there is Fox News analyst Mercedes Colwin who was forced out of her management position at a prestigious law firm after coming under fire for claiming that women regularly lie about sexual harassment.
In one of the more bizarre responses to the controversy, ABC News posted a video of a lawmaker literally running down the stairs to avoid a reporter’s questions regarding the Moore accusations.
As Business Insider reported: “In the video released on Tuesday evening, ABC News correspondent Tom Llamas is seen briskly walking down a flight of stairs, closely behind Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama. Amid the hurried footsteps, Llamas can be heard firing a few questions as Brooks appears to avoid him.”
“Do you believe Roy Moore over the women?” Llamas asked.
“I believe that the Democrats will do great damage to our country,” Brooks said.
“So you still believe Roy Moore?” Llamas continued.
“I believe that the Democrats will do great damage to our country on a myriad of issues,” Brooks repeated.
You can watch the clip below, and be sure to share your thought in the comments section following the article.
Asked whether he believes Roy Moore over his accusers, Rep. Mo Brooks tells @TomLlamasABC, "I believe the Democrats will do great damage to our country." https://t.co/6GyWp8aqrX pic.twitter.com/L2OepQOkhR
— ABC News (@ABC) November 14, 2017