Despite little proof, countless politicians have come out against Roy Moore following claims of sexual misconduct.
And Senator John McCain just joined in, demanding that Moore drop out of the Alabama Senate race.
But one scandal that has come to light against McCain is sure to make him regret it.
The attack coming from John McCain was tweeted just days ago.
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’s not surprising that McCain, who never supported Moore, has come out against him.
Not only is it interesting that a Senator who is hugely unpopular in his own state would come out against Moore like he has some sort of legitimacy, it is interesting that McCain would come out against Moore despite similar skeletons in his own closet.
In 2008, allegations coming from the same news organizations pushing the Moore story claimed that McCain had engaged in inappropriate conduct with a lobbyist 30 years younger than he was.
As reported by The New York Times:
“Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.
A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.
When news organizations reported that Mr. McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist’s client, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.
Mr. McCain, 71, and the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship. But to his advisers, even the appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist whose clients often had business before the Senate committee Mr. McCain led threatened the story of redemption and rectitude that defined his political identity.
It had been just a decade since an official favor for a friend with regulatory problems had nearly ended Mr. McCain’s political career by ensnaring him in the Keating Five scandal. In the years that followed, he reinvented himself as the scourge of special interests, a crusader for stricter ethics and campaign finance rules, a man of honor chastened by a brush with shame.”
Maybe it’s old age or just a complete lack of tact, but McCain seems to be the last person who should be commenting on the allegations against Moore.
He immediately deflected following the claims against himself years ago, but when similar allegations have come out against a politician he disagrees with, he immediately sided against him.
So maybe it’s John McCain who should step aside; do you agree?
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