14 Dec 2017
Barbara Comstock has been making the rounds on the Sunday talk shows in a futile attempt to improve her image. When she wasn’t defending Trump on Meet the Press, she was bragging about how she was the first Republican woman in the House to call on Moore to step aside.
There are only twenty one Republican women in the House of Representatives, so bragging that you were the first is kind of like bragging that you were the valedictorian of summer school.
Apparently Comstock thinks she deserves some kind of credit for waiting almost twenty four hours to call on an accused pedophile to drop out of the race. In fact, more than twenty Republican and Democratic members of Congress had called on Moore to quit the race mere hours after the bombshell Washington Post article being published.
Granted, some of the Republican members qualified there statements with an “if true”, but there were at least a dozen prominent political voices that issued an unqualified call for Moore to quit the race before Barbara Comstock weighed in the following day.
The Washington Post story broke on Thursday, November 9 at 12:54 PM. Let’s see all of the people who issued unqualified condemnations of Roy Moore before Barbara Comstock finally weighed in the next day.
1. Ana Navarro
Navarro has been a long time critic of Trump, and was one of the first prominent Republicans to call for Moore to quit the race. It took her less than one hour.
Roy Moore was already disgusting bigot & homophobe. Now sexual predator. GOP Leadership cannot turn a blind-eye. No! https://t.co/pHFricX34d— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 9, 2017
2. Charlie Sykes
Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes weighed in minutes later.
Will the party that accepted the Access Hollywood president draw the line at Roy Moore and a 14-year-old girl?— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) November 9, 2017
3. John McCain
John McCain may be a fake Maverick but at least he has some standards.
The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2017
4. Tim Kaine
Comstock wasn’t even the first member of Congress from Virginia to weigh in on Roy Moore.
Today's revelations about Roy Moore are incredibly disturbing. We have to speak out against gross abuse like this. Moore should never be in the U.S. Senate. He should step aside—but if he won’t, the good people of Alabama must vote to defeat him.— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 9, 2017
5. Adam Schiff
Comstock may have been the first Republican woman to call for Moore to quit the race but she certainly wasn’t the first member of the House to do so.
The allegations against Roy Moore are appalling, and he should step aside. Are there no limits to hypocrisy? https://t.co/yjjDaeUby1— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiffCA) November 9, 2017
6. Ted Lieu
Another member of the House weighs in.
There is no statute of limitations in Alabama for sexual abuse of minors under age of 16. Law enforcement needs to open an investigation on Roy Moore. https://t.co/f87zGREGJi— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 9, 2017
7. Steve Schmidt
This Republican campaign manager doesn’t tweet often but when he doesn’t hold back when he does.
Roy Moore is a sick man. He is a pedophile. This story is deeply sourced. It is credible and I believe the women.— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) November 9, 2017
8. Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Gillibrand is an actual leader on the issue of sexual harassment. She didn’t need to sleep on it before declaring Roy Moore unfit for office.
Appalling. There’s no question Roy Moore is unfit for office. https://t.co/CCtA9VpOfa— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) November 9, 2017
9. Jennifer Rubin
Conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin didn’t need to wait until the next day either.
Pathetic. Moore of course denied. There are 4 people on the record with corroborating witnesses. Are you going to believe the victims or not, @SenTedCruz ?— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 9, 2017
10. Jonah Goldberg
Jonah Goldberg makes his living pedaling conservative garbage, but even he is willing to call out his own party.
My quick response on the Moore story. https://t.co/LQ5CZQfjzk— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) November 9, 2017
11. Allison Grimes
Here’s another Democratic politician who did not hesitate to condemn Roy Moore.
12. Mitt Romney
Barbara Comstock was a campaign surrogate for Mitt Romney when he ran for President.
Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 10, 2017
And finally, almost twenty four hours after the story broke, Barbara Comstock bravely weighs in with her call for Moore to quit the race.
Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore... No MOORE... pic.twitter.com/X15JbUs26G— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) November 10, 2017