Roy Moore has burned a lot of bridges the past few days, if editorials in Alabama are to be believed:
Roy Moore is poison in the bloodstream of the Republican Party. If he isn’t stopped, he will kill it.
And if you take any joy from that prospect, then understand, too, he will kill Alabama first.
It has been obvious for 20 years.
The man autographs Bibles. That should have been enough for anyone to accurately measure his character.
But it wasn’t enough. Nothing it seems is enough for Alabama Republicans to say, “Enough!”
Here’s another, sounding Moore’s death knell:
As a news organization, we have independently investigated as many of these claims as possible and have found no reason to doubt the accounts outlined in the Washington Post. If anything, the stories we’ve heard in Etowah County have only further corroborated them.
In our view, Moore has already revealed himself as grossly unfit to be a U.S. Senator before these revelations.
He has been twice-removed from statewide office for his defiance of the law. His views on women’s rights, same-sex marriage and religious freedom no longer reflect the majority of Alabamians. And they are incompatible with the governance of this country. He has said that the murderous 9/11 attacks on America and the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut may have been God’s will because America had sinned.
Investigations into Moore’s nonprofit the Foundation of Moral Law, have revealed a man who champions himself above all else. Above Alabamians. And, yes, above God. Moore has used his platform to personally enrich himself and his family and to pursue his own, radical agenda.
Here’s the bottom line:
It’s time that he and his party read the writing on the wall: His candidacy is over. His true character has been revealed. It’s time for the GOP to remove its official support.
And since he and his party can’t assure it, the voters of Alabama must.