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14 Notorious Republican Sex Scandals

Author: Jess Reynolds

A Brief History of Conservative Sex Scandals

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Roy Moore was well known as a raging homophobe when he was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He said marriage equality will destroy the nation, that homosexual “activity” should be illegal, and that transgender people have no rights. He even claimed his state didn’t have to obey the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling that established marriage equality nationwide. In 2017, it emerged that in addition to being a raging homophobe, he might also be a raging pedophile. He was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in a special election to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions, who’d become Donald Trump’s attorney general (something that ended badly). During the campaign, Moore was accused of having sexually abused several underage girls about 40 years earlier. This included accusations of molesting a 14-year-old and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old. He denied all the allegations, but they likely cost him votes, and Democrat Doug Jones won the election. Jones served only two years, as he had to run again in 2020 and lost to Republican Tommy Tuberville. Moore had tried to be the Republican nominee again, but this time the party faithful wanted no part of him; he received only 7 percent of the vote in the primary. By the way, Moore and one of his accusers, Leigh Corfman, sued each other for defamtion, but neither won. Moore did, however, win a defamation suit against a Democratic super PAC in 2022.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Jess Reynolds

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