Jaws dropped on Saturday after Roy Moore supporter Amy Kremer said she would still support the accused child molester if concrete proof came out that he is guilty of what a growing list of women.
In an interview with Joy Reid, Kremer was asked by the MSNBC whether she would continue to support Moore if concrete “proof emerges” that the GOP Senate nominee did, in fact, molest teenage girls – and her answer was stunning.
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) December 2, 2017
Kremer’s response was stunning:
Joy, we have stood beside him and if he is elected, that is what the voters will choose. … If he is elected, there should not be any ethics investigations. The reason is because these people are going to the polls knowing all the information that’s been put in front of them. They have the wherewithal to make the decision. Should there become an ethics investigation and Mitch McConnell and his cronies tried to expel him from the United States Senate, that’s a very dangerous line.
Not only did Kremer suggest that she would continue to stand by Roy Moore if the credible allegations made against him were proven, but she went as far as to say that there shouldn’t even be an ethics investigation at all.
It’s just the latest evidence that supporters of Donald Trump, Roy Moore and other high-profile Republicans will allow their candidates to get away with anything.
Contrast that with Democrats, who immediately responded to recent allegations made against Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers by condemning them, proposing ethics investigations, and in the case of Conyers, demanding he step down.
The Republican Party and its supporters have long claimed to be the party of religious and family values. That has long been a myth as they repeatedly ignore those values in their own lives and use them to discriminate against folks who don’t share their beliefs.
As they continue to stand by two sexual predators – Donald Trump and Roy Moore – no matter what allegations surface, it’s time for these Republicans to drop the charade that they give a damn about family values.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.