Alabama: Child Molester vs. Doug Jones

Last week, The Washington Post broke a story revealing that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl and pursued three other girls between the ages of 16 and 18 while he was in his 30’s. Since then, a fifth woman came out revealing that Moore sexually assaulted her and attempted to rape her when she was 16.

This news has, of course, entirely changed the dynamics of the race. With Alabama voters now exposed to the fact that Roy Moore is a child molester and sexual predator, their choice between a far-right theocratic Republican and a fairly moderate Democrat has become much more complicated. (It shouldn’t be, since sexual predation should be an automatic disqualifier, but alas, Donald Trump is in the White House.)

In this episode of the podcast, Jordan Valerie is joined by AL.com Columnist John Archibald to discuss how Moore’s sexual predation changes the race and if Democrat Doug Jones now has a legitimate chance at picking up this seat in a deep red state like Alabama.

Check out John Archibald’s writing at AL.com and follow him on Twitter @JohnArchibald.

Nathan is the founder of Millennial Politics and a concerned citizen who hopes to inspire others to get involved in our democracy. He is on the Executive Committee of the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, and you can find him on Twitter @NathanHRubin.

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