Episode 18: Will Republicans stand by their man, Roy Moore?

Republicans were front and center on the Sunday talk shows, but their support for Roy Moore was not. Moore, the Republican candidate for the Alabama Senate special election has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women. According to the Washington Post, when Moore  was in his 30s, he had inappropriate relationships with teenage girls—one as young as 14 years old old. Since the Post story broke, many prominent Republicans have rescinded their support for Moore. But by the taping of the Sunday talk shows, few had demanded that Moore step down from the ticket. Is keeping the Senate majority worth it if seats are held by such problematic individuals? 

Should the party do more? Should the president?  

We also discuss the Democratic state wins. People wonder if the Trump presidency has ignited the the Democratic base— and if it has— can it last until next November? Also, Trump back pedals his latest Putin comments. 

  • Introduction
  • Highlight/Lowlight
  • Roy Moore Controversy 
  • Democrats Strike Back 
  • Trump trips on Russia
  • Show Rankings
  • Closing

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