‘God help us as we sort through the mess’: Alabama state senator on Moore
An Alabama state senator and chairman of the Etowah County Republican Party — home to U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore — said Monday that the woman who accused Moore of initiating a sexual encounter with him when she was 14 years old and other women who have made allegations "deserve the full measure of credibility that any victim should be given in cases such as these."
But state Sen. Phil Williams, who also serves as head of the Etowah County GOP, also lamented that Moore could not mount a "true defense" against the allegations, pointing out that the statute of limitations have expired. He said that the situation "is the worst of humanity on display."
Williams did not say whether he believes Leigh Corfman, who accused Moore of picking her up when she was 14 years old, or Moore.
"On one hand, if the allegations are true, then a young woman at a defenseless position in her life was the victim of actions that no one should be subjected to – actions that may well have colored her days thereafter," Williams said. "On the other hand, if the allegations are untrue then we have a situation in which outright lies are being told with the sole intent to destroy the life and ruin the name of someone for the sole purpose of gaining an edge in politics. It is horrible to contemplate that anyone would wreak either havoc on another person – but that is the world that we live in and those are the only two possible grounds for the stories being given top billing in the media today. God help us as we sort through the mess."
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
November 13, 2017 at 08:43AM