Until recently, Alabama GOP Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore has lived a respectable life free of media coverage and drama.
Then, out of nowhere, decade old allegations were released just in time to sway the crucial December 12 election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Moore has vehemently denied the allegations and has been fighting for more than the Senate seat. His political career and reputation as a Christian, husband and family man has been tarnished by allegations that have yet to be proven.
Many Roy Moore supporters in Alabama have dismissed or downplayed The Washington Post report that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
“I don’t even believe the allegations. There’s lots of fake news going around these days,” he said.
“They’re allegations. How can he even defend himself against 40-year-old allegations? You used to be innocent until proven guilty.”
“I support him now more than ever,” he said.
“I don’t know what’s happened in this country where a man isn’t innocent until proven guilty,” he said. “It’s not fair to comment until it’s proven or disproven.”
“It’s a pretty convenient time for this to come out, and it has not changed my opinion and won’t, unless true,” he added.
Jamie Holcomb, Methodist reverend.
“I’ve known him my whole life and I’ve never known him to do anything inappropriate,” said the Rev. Jamie Holcomb, of Young’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Piedmont.
He said that he’d need to see more proof before he changed his mind.
“I stand behind him 100%, unless there’s proof,” he said. “If (his accusers) are found to have been assaulted, I’ll be the first to condemn it.”
The Gateway Pundit reports:
William E. Staehle, a practicing attorney for 42-years, penned an op-ed in defense of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore for Yellowhammer News. Who is Staehle? He served with Judge Moore in Vietnam between 1971-72, where he “knew him to be an altogether honorable, decent, respectable, and patriotic commander and soldier.”
William E. Staehle writes in Yellowhammer News:
He and I were captains and company commanders in the 504th Military Police Battalion, stationed at the base camp called Camp Land, just west of Danang.
I knew him well in my first four months in-country before I was re-assigned within the battalion to another location. During that time, I grew to admire him.
While in Vietnam, there came a time when another officer invited Roy and me to go with him into town after duty hours for a couple of beers. That officer had just returned from an assignment in Quang Tri Province north of Danang, and we were interested to learn of his experiences.
When we arrived at the place and went inside, it was clear to Roy and me that he had taken us to a brothel. That officer appeared to know people there, as he was greeted by one or two young women in provocative attire.
The place was plush. There were other American servicemen there. Alcohol was being served. There were plenty of very attractive young women clearly eager for an intimate time.
In less time than it took any of the women to approach us, Roy turned to me and said words to this effect, “We shouldn’t be here. I am leaving.”
We told the officer who had brought us that we wanted to leave. He told us to take his jeep and that he could get a ride back later, which he did. Roy and I drove back to camp together.
That evening, if I didn’t know it before, I knew then that with Roy Moore I was in the company of a man of great self-control, discipline, honor, and integrity.
Click here to read the rest of Staehle’s op-ed.
Despite Moore’s campaign being rocked by sexual harassment allegations, the Republican is still leading his Democrat rival Doug Jones.
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, Moore now leads ultra-liberal Jones from 6 to 33 points in three new polls.