Josh Duggar’s admission that he molested girls has the potential to damage Republican presidential candidates as Duggar has posed for pictures with Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.
The 19 Kids and Counting star’s history of committing acts of sexual abuse, which was covered up by his parents, rocked TLC and the entertainment world, but the scandal also has political ramifications.
Due to his former position at the Family Research Council, Duggar was friendly with several 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
The Duggar family has spent years spreading their evangelical right-wing political beliefs, so it isn’t a surprise that Republican presidential candidates would be desperate cuddle up with a man who they thought could provide them credibility with the voter that they will need in order to win the 2016 Republican nomination.
Now, three Republican presidential candidates have been caught smiling for the camera arm in arm with a molester.
The GOP is the same party that happily welcomes self-admitted pedophile Ted Nugent, so it can be argued that hanging out with statutory rapists and molesters is the Republican way.
It looks like a dark and criminal Duggar family secret is about to become a problem for Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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