In a speech in Birmingham a week before the vote, Doug Jones hammered Roy Moore, who has faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenaged girls. “Men who hurt little girls should go to jail, not the US Senate,” Jones said. The Alabama race has been roiled by allegations from women who say Moore behaved inappropriately with them when they were teenagers and he was a prosecutor in his 30s. Two women have claimed Moore sexually assaulted them. Others have said he dated or tried to date them. The Republican candidate has denied all the allegations and pointed to a conspiracy involving “lesbians, gays, bisexuals and socialists.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.