Almost every GOP politician spoke out against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s despicable actions in light of recent stories that he pursued inappropriate relationships with teenagers several decades ago. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called on Moore to step aside.
Here’s a short list of Republicans who have called on Moore to step down outright or called on him to step down if the allegations are true:
Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Steve Daines, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. Bob Corker, Mitt Romney, Sen. Pat Toomey, Gov. Larry Hogan, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Rob Portman, Senate candidate Mike Gibbons, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. James M. Inhofe, Sen. Ron Johnson, Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Jerry Moran, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. David Perdue, Sen. Jim Risch, Sen. Pat Roberts, Sen. Mike Rounds, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. John Thune , Sen. Thom Tillis, Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Ben Sasse, and Sen. Tim Scott.
Here’s a shorter list — the number of politicians who have said “You can say we didn’t respond”:
For context, here’s how Roy Moore defended his multiple “relationships” with teenagers: “I don’t remember ever dating a girl without the permission of her mother…”
Ohio news stations are noticing Josh’s silence.
WOWK put it simply: “State Treasurer and Senate candidate, Josh Mandel, is declining to state a position on whether Moore should quit Alabama Senate.”
The only subject that should be controversial about these allegations, are the allegations themselves. Mandel’s refusal to condemn an adult man pursuing multiple inappropriate relationships with high school girls is wrong. Period. Let us know your thoughts by tweeting using #MumMandel.