The holes in the story serial false accuser Gloria Allred put in front of the cameras against Roy Moore fall apart more and more each day.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, said she had not asked her client if she saw Moore sign her yearbook.
Questions have been raised by the Moore campaign about the authenticity of the signature and have asked for an independent verification.
Partial transcript as follows:
TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it?
ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She alleges that he took it, that he signed it and she was thrilled that he had signed it, because, as far as she knew, he was a D.A. and that was an important position.
TUR: So she saw him sign it?
ALLRED: I don’t believe at the time she had a clue whether he was an assistant D.A. or a D.A., but he signed it, she took it. As far as she knows, I mean, there’s no reason for her to think it’s anybody’s but his signature.
TUR: But did she see him sign it?
ALLRED: You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question. What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all.
TUR: I ask this, because it seems you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, and if you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, why would you show it at a press conference?
ALLRED: Well, why would — you know, why does anybody doubt that it is his signature?
Moore has pushed back on the accusations, even as Republican Party leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner have called for him to withdraw from the race. Some are standing by Moore and some have thrown him under the bus.
But what is most important is that the ALGOP is standing in unison behind the candidate. The party’s 21-member steering committee met to consider what to do about Moore, the GOP nominee for Senate, in light of a growing number of allegations that he pursued or forced himself on women when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate election:
“On Wednesday evening, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, comprised of 21 members, met to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S. Senate race.”
“The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race.”
“Judge Moore has vehemently denied the allegations made against him. He deserves to be presumed innocent of the accusations unless proven otherwise. He will continue to take his case straight to the people of Alabama.”
“There is a sharp policy contrast between Judge Moore, a conservative Republican who supports President Trump, and the liberal Democrat who will fight and thwart the agenda of our president. We trust the Alabama voters in this election to have our beloved state and nation’s best interest at heart. Alabamians will be the ultimate jury in this election- not the media or those from afar.”
“We are very grateful for the multitudes that have reached out to us with support and prayers. We ask God to guide us, politically and personally, with His mighty strength and wisdom. In turn, we also pray that justice and truth will prevail for all involved in this situation.”
That leaves Mitch McConnell without a clear way to block Moore from winning a Dec. 12 special election without jeopardizing Republican control of the seat and diminishing his Senate majority by one vote.
McConnell and other Senate Republicans had pressured the state party to ditch Moore by arguing that he has no chance of winning the race, and even if he does, he faces a Senate Ethics Committee investigation and expulsion vote.
I am still not convinced. Period.
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