GOP Leaders Call for Roy Moore to Exit Senate Race After College Roommate Claims They Shared a Consensual Gay Experience
November 21st, 2017 - High-ranking officials in the Republican Party denounced Roy Moore and called for him to exit the Alabama Senate race this afternoon after his college roommate came forward with allegations that the two shared a consensual gay experience when they were 19.
According to the report, during their sophomore year of college Moore and his male roommate “briefly brushed their lips together” after a mild night of light alcohol consumption. Moore denies that the interaction ever took place, and there has been no one willing to speak on behalf of Moore’s roommate. Nevertheless, certain GOP lawmakers were beside themselves with anger and disgust.
“I never imagined that I would hear accusations as serious as these against a man as highly regarded in society as Roy Moore,” said Vice President Mike Pence. “Voluntary homosexual activity? Regardless of the authenticity of these horrifying claims, I demand that Roy Moore remove himself from consideration for the Alabama Senate seat.”
Moore, who is running against Democrat Doug Jones for the open Alabama Senate seat, has recently been accused of sexual misconduct - as well as sexual assault - against several underage girls as young as 14 years old, all while he was in his thirties. He has denied the claims and stated his intention to remain in the race. President Trump has said he believes Moore’s denial of the allegations and would not call for him to exit the race.
“These allegations are completely unforgivable...for a man to willingly kiss another man and then simply go on living his life, pretending he’s just like everybody else...I don’t know how much worse it can get. There are bad people in this world, and then there are truly evil people,” said a visibly shaken Pence. “I really feel like I might be a victim in this situation. In a way, I feel like Roy has brushed his lips against all of us here in the White House. There will never be a seat for him in my Senate.”