They face a much easier task in the Senate, given that the GOP only has to defend eight seats, while Democrats have to defend 25.
Still, with the political landscape so unsettled, you don’t want to take any chances.
But I have to tell you that the pile on and rush to condemn and destroy the man increasingly strikes me as more politically motivated than based on the allegations, which just provide a nice cover.
And even if the Republicans keep the Senate, if Roy Moore is sitting in it, Trump is going to have a hell of challenge getting any social conservative approved by the Senate, because Republican senators coming up for re-election in 2020 will not be eager to open themselves up to attack on that front.And think for a moment about how Roy Moore will become in the eyes of many Americans — not only liberal ones!Roy Moore was a powerful man in Alabama — and still is, judging by the backlash against her for speaking out.I’m not a fan of Mitch Mc Connell, and arguably he made this Roy Moore mess for himself by backing Luther Strange over the much more electable Mo Brooks in the GOP primary.Addressing a gathering at the Huntsville Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala., on Sunday night, the former judge suggested that he was investigating his accusers, threatened to sue The Washington Post and called on the United States to restore its culture by going “back to God.” “We can be proud of where we came from and where we’re going if we go back to God,” Moore said at his second public event since The Post reported the allegations of misconduct last week.
“If we go back to God, we can be unified again,” he said.
The thing that religious and social conservative voters care most about, Supreme Court appointments, depend on having a Republican Senate and a Republican president to go through.
Losing the Senate in 2018 might well mean that Trump would get no SCOTUS picks through until after the 2020 election (the Dems will remember Merrick Garland).
I think Toomey is right, and as a conservative Christian, I think it is important to stand up for this woman.
According to the Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama sought to refocus his campaign on the conservative religious ideals most likely to motivate his base voters, dismissing the national firestorm over allegations that he pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
From a Democratic perspective, Moore is the Platonic ideal of a Republican poster boy in 2018.