We should not have an accused child predator as a Senator is apparently a controversial opinion in 2017.
After a story, with over 30 sources, broke in the Washington Post accusing Roy Moore of preying on teenage girls well into his 30’s people across America from all political parties were appalled. Even Steve Daines withdrew his support! But not Matt Rosendale.
Just last week on Voices of Montana Rosendale stood by his (certifiably creepy) man.
The D.C. media publication Roll Call highlighted Rosendale’s–unconventional–stance:
He went on to praise the public service career of Moore, who was twice removed from his post as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
“As far as Judge Roy Moore, to me, it looks like the actions that he has taken as his public service, over the last I would guess 20, 30 some odd years has been honorable and I would commend him for that,” Rosendale said.
The radio host then asked Rosendale to clarify that he would support Moore unless he’s proven guilty of committing a crime.
“There you go, that’s exactly how I feel,” Rosendale said.
Alabama no longer has a statue of limitations for sex offenses involving victims under 16, but it only applies to crimes committed after 1985.
So under Alabama law it is impossible for Matt Rosendale not to endorse Roy Moore.
Wow. Over 30 people in ruby-red Alabama tell the Washington Post that Roy Moore preyed on teenage girls and that wasn’t good enough for Rosendale. Dennis Hastert had 20-30 some odd years of “honorable” service and we all know how that one ended up. It would seem like Rosendale thinks talking loudly and frequently about God absolves a man of all sins. I would hate for someone to show Rosendale the movie Spotlight…
This bizarre allegiance to a child predator flies in the face of common-sense, general empathy, and any political instinct. Except for the fact that Rosendale’s sugar-daddy Steve Bannon is heavily involved and invested in the Moore campaign. Bannon endorsed Rosendale months ago and it looks like he is already calling in the favors.
Is Rosendale willing to defend a child predator like Moore because Bannon says so? Just what else might he do if Bannon asks?
Rosendale’s other bestie, Mitch McConnell, has yet to signal just what he will do if Moore is elected in Alabama. When an accused child predator is welcomed with open arms, the party of family values has become the party of no values.
The moral compass of the GOP is on the fritz and it appears Matt Rosendale and Steve Bannon are playing a loud siren song to favor child predators in order to get tax cuts for the wealthy. Let’s hope the rest of the Montana GOP doesn’t run into that rock. Being the party of child predators is not a good look for them. With the election going on in Alabama today, it is a good chance for MT GOP’ers to let us all know where they stand: with a child predator, Rosendale, and Bannon or with common decency.