Kirsters Baish| It didn’t surprise Republicans when some of our own party members decided to bash Roy Moore when the story of sexual misconduct allegations first arose. All of the usual suspects began condemning Moore before any evidence was even presented. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for Moore to drop out of the Senate race to replace Jeff Sessions immediately on Monday. The allegations against Moore claimed that decades ago, he had sexual relations with teenage girls.
If the allegations are in fact true, it’s obvious that Moore should step down. The issue in this case is that we do not know if these allegations have any validity. The Washington Post initially broke the story… and I urge you to take a look at their track record. They aren’t a very credible source at this point. We cannot push aside the fact that the allegations didn’t surface until Moore was about a month away from a landslide Senate win. Whether we like it or not, politics is a messy game. Whether the allegations stand to be true or not, it’s not looking good for Moore.
McConnell wasn’t the only Republican to turn against Moore in a heartbeat. Orin Hatch and Senator John McCain did as well. McCain has already proven himself as a traitor to the Republican Party numerous times in the last year, so this wasn’t really a surprise.
His tweet read:
The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2017
It seems as though many people tend to forget that John McCain is a womanizer and has been for years. He was actually accused of sexual misconduct when he ran for president in the 2008 election. He dismissed the charges without so much as a thought.
Western Journalism reported the in February 2008, The Post and The New York Times both published stories that alleged that John McCain had been involved with an inappropriate relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman. Both of the stories stated that Senator McCain had formed a close relationship with Iseman who had business before the Commerce Committee… a committee that he chaired.
The allegations about McCain’s relationship with Iseman were extremely severe. If the allegations were true, it would mean that McCain was taking advantage of his political position to do favors, even if she was just a friend. In the worst case scenario, she was his mistress. This would mean that McCain was taking part in public corruption.
It’s obvious that the allegations would be “disqualifying” if proved true. He wouldn’t just be disqualified from running for president, but from serving in senate as well. Following the publishing of the articles, McCain’s campaign team did everything they could to divert the public. They issued a statement that described the story as “gutter politics.” They said that it was all part of a “hit and run smear campaign.”
So, McCain claims that when he is accused of sexual misconduct it is a smear campaign, but when it happens to Moore, we should believe the accuser without any real evidence? I smell a double standard.
If you want to delve deeper into McCain’s real character just take a look at what happened when he was a POW in Vietnam. During his imprisonment, McCain’s beautiful wife was struck in a car accident which left her physically impaired. She had gained a lot of weight because she was unable to remain mobile. McCain left her for a rich young woman. He is hardly a model of how men should treat women.
The Daily Mail reported:
When Carol was discharged from hospital after six months of life-saving surgery, the prognosis was bleak. In order to save her legs, surgeons had been forced to cut away huge sections of shattered bone, taking with it her tall, willowy figure. She was confined to a wheelchair and was forced to use a catheter.
Some of McCain’s acquaintances are less forgiving, however. They portray the politician as a self-centred womaniser who effectively abandoned his crippled wife to ‘play the field’. They accuse him of finally settling on Cindy, a former rodeo beauty queen, for financial reasons.
But Ross Perot, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes that both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a man who is unusually slick and cruel – even by the standards of modern politics.
The moral of the story? McCain isn’t someone who should be rushing to judgement about accusations like the ones he has faced in the past. He really should learn to keep his mouth shut when it comes to certain issues.