From the Washington Post on Roy Moore’s loss:
“It should be a hurricane siren for every Republican,” said Josh Holmes, a former top aide to McConnell. “This is what the death of a party looks like, and without an immediate course correction and rejection of the Steve Bannon view of the world, you can lose races in states like Alabama. … If I had the top five Republican minds in politics and we spent three months attempting to conceive of a way to lose an Alabama Senate race, I’m not sure that we could come up with it. You could literally take any name out of a phone book except Roy Moore’s and win by double digits. And we managed to get the only guy in Alabama that could lose to a Democrat.”
“Doug Jones wants to put out a welcome mat in front of these young girls. If you are a junior high school girl, or if you are a high school girl, what Abortion Jones is saying is we’re putting out a welcome mat to any boy who’s feeling like a girl that day; he’s fine to walk into the bathroom, the locker room, with his camera phone and shower with your daughter.” —Roy Moore spokesperson Janet Porter
“Stay as sweet as you are, dollface. And never forget that I’m 30 and a district attorney and you’re just a kid whom no one would believe.”
From the Washington Post:
An Alabama state official on Thursday dismissed a Washington Post report alleging that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore had initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl decades ago, saying there was an age gap between the biblical Joseph and Mary. The Post also alleged that Moore had pursued three others when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.
“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told The Washington Examiner. “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”