McConnell: Roy Moore Will Be Expelled If He Wins

Politico reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans say that Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore is virtually certain to face a formal ethics complaint — which would lead to expulsion proceedings — should he be elected next month.

It’s an outcome that senior Republicans say privately is all but unavoidable after the embattled Senate hopeful was accused of sexual misconduct, including with a 14-year-old girl. The former Alabama Supreme Court justice is refusing to leave the race.

Expelling a senator would be unprecedented in the modern-day chamber. The last time it occurred was in 1862, when three senators were expelled for supporting the Confederacy. And there is concern that taking steps to expel a senator for actions before he was in the Senate would subvert the will of voters.

The first call for expulsion came Monday from Sen. Cory Gardner, who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

For his part, Roy Moore has demanded that McConnell resign, appending recent tweets with #DitchMitch.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    And then what happens? Who gets to be senator then?

    • Lizard

      I think the governor gets to appoint a replacement, who would almost certainly be Luther Strange. Goody.

      • Elston

        and I suspect that Roy Moore would file suit almost immediately so the train wreck of the Republican regime would continue

        • Natty Enquirer

          He can hire Liberty Counsel to lose for him.

      • Tawreos

        All the money spent in a special election to end up with the guy they have now.

        • Lizard

          If they end up with Strange instead of Moore, the establishment would consider it money well spent.

      • Temporarily, but ultimately there would have to be another election, if Moore were elected and expelled.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    How nice that sexual misconduct of a potential Senator is more of a concern than a President.

    • Lizard

      They don’t give a shit about his victims, only their own image. If he’s expelled, they probably get Strange, who they wanted all along.

      Moore is bad PR and they know it.

      • Todd20036

        Of course, the democrat could win.
        The turtle should be careful with what he wishes for

        • Lizard

          He could. I’m not getting my hopes up, though. Ossoff’s loss really did a number on me last time.

      • David Walker

        What I hadn’t considered before…and clearly Rachel hadn’t, either… is that the ex-judge child diddler could run for the senate in the next race. However, I suspect the voters will support him in this one, and they’re ready to assume the “poor, pitiful me” position if anything should happen to their ex-judge child diddler…it’s the fault of those damned Washington elites.

    • Lars Littlefield

      We have to have our priorities.

    • crewman

      It’s still shocking to me that a sitting president ever said something like this. And that we knew before electing him, and we elected him anyway. How did that happen? (I know, a vast web of propaganda and a willfully dumb and hateful voter base.) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1ca8f834ba4b70731d1f5e584a1c0a3b2a7213f3cb8e72fd71369bd58c2818c.jpg

      • Natty Enquirer

        The answer is misogyny. Even a predatorial lout is better than having a woman as President.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Ding ding ding
          We have a winner!

        • gaycuckhubby

          Seriously beginning to wonder if I’ll ever see any woman president in my lifetime. I’m 34

          • David Walker

            I share your feelings, and I’m 71. “Ain’t no womin leadin’ this here butch nation.”

          • Guest

            I think you will. I however, at 62, likely won’t. 🙁

        • Nick in Pasadena

          Misogyny, certainly, but there was a whole toxic stew of other stuff going on at the same time–the media pushing a false equivalency, Russian shenanigans (with GOP collusion), voter disenfranchisement, right-wing brainwashing, and plenty more. Someday, I hope, the dust will settle and we’ll have a clearer picture of what actually happened.

        • Thorn Spike

          The answer is election stealing. He lost by over 3 million votes.

          • Priya Lynn

            Actually it was just slightly under 2.9 million votes.

          • Thorn Spike

            Whatever. He lost by literally millions of votes.

      • FAEN

        Because to disgruntled white voters who believe FB over hard news Cheeto’s behavior is a feature not a bug.

        That and the Dems in Michigan who left the top part of the ballot blank as a protest vote. She lost that state by a measly 10,000 votes. FUCKERS!

      • another_steve

        Hillary Clinton and her campaign assumed the Presidency was in the bag for them. They didn’t want to seriously, heavily “go there.” And of course, Bill Clinton had his own – shall we say – sexual baggage, so that put the brakes on the matter somewhat too.

        In retrospect it was a terrible mistake not to accentuate Trump’s sexual predatory behavior. Those 12 or so women who stepped forward to recount how he sexually harassed them should have been front and center at every campaign rally. And on cable news, day and night.

        Water under the bridge, now.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Yep. Bill held them back for sure

      • Stubenville

        I think that there is a widely held belief that the government is full of wasteful, lazy employees. If only a businessman could be elected to clear them all out! Except there are laws in place to prevent just that. Cheetolini can’t just fire Congress or the Courts.

        That and the fact that Trump lied almost continually, saying whatever the base wanted to hear.

    • Treant

      At the moment, it’s too late regarding Dumpy; he’s in office.

      We still have a chance to try to get the people of Alabama to understand that fucking children is wrong. A small chance. Vanishingly small. But there it is.

      • Lizard

        The people of Alabama know that pedophilia is wrong. The trick is convincing them that the victims are telling the truth because they’ve been primed by conservative media to believe that the victims are lying for a political smear campaign.

        They’ve been double-brainwashed by both hardcore religion and conservative media bias.

        • Treant

          No. No, they clearly aren’t aware that fucking children is wrong because they’re voting for a child fucker. It’s not a matter of belief, as seen in the Mo Brooks statement. Lash back on that, so far, is zero.

          They are literally voting for a child fucker as better than a Democrat. Let that sink in for a second, because it’s a statement we’ve heard spoken.

          There’s no excuse. Frankly, I’ve already written off the state as full of ethics-challenged idiots. There’s no sensible universe in which Moore would get more than ten percent of the vote, the ten percent that literally never saw a news program nor discussed the election with anybody.

          • Lizard

            “No. No, they clearly aren’t aware that fucking children is wrong because they’re voting for a child fucker.”

            Are you even reading my comments anymore? They don’t believe the victims. They don’t believe it actually happened. They’ve been double-primed to disbelieve anything that disagrees with their narrative.

          • Treant

            Yes, I’m reading them. Are you reading mine? It’s an excuse, nothing more.

            Look, the southern apologist thing is really neato and all, but it’s kind of bullshit. They could have the fucking video tape and they’d vote for Moore.

          • Lizard

            Yes, I am reading yours. They’re actually really offensive and really hurtful.

            Yeah, I know, you’re going to say “Either deal with it or move, snowflake.” Which is dismissive and hurtful, too, but who cares because I’m from the south and probably fucking my brother, right?

            I’m not acting as apologist for people who’d vote for Moore. I’m explaining why they’re going to, and a huge reason is the priming against liberal candidates I see everywhere I go down here. People who’d vote for him anyway if he confessed to it all and think it isn’t a fake smear campaign? Fuck ’em.

          • Treant

            If you’re expecting an apology, don’t. You’re the one who accused me of not reading.

            Seriously, 52% of me thinks Alabama and a few other states should be thrown out of the union without consideration and left to descend into the cannibalistic hellholes they’ll rapidly become.

            But since 48% of me thinks that’s a bad idea, that must mean I’m perfectly OK and reasonable by your argument. After all, it’s only a trim majority that will send a kiddie fucker to the Senate.

            Again, there’s no excuse. And frankly? I find it sickening and FUCKING OFFENSIVE that you think there IS any excuse. You’re as likely to get an apology for offending you as you are for, frankly, similarly excusing the voters for voting for a potential Senator that has fucked multiple children.

            At the present moment, I may offend you, but you disgust me.

          • Sweetie, it’s NOT an excuse. The Moore supporters do not for one second believe the people who have come forward with the truth, they do not believe for one second the current and former police who talked about Moore’s cruising the mall, they don’t for one second believe anything that is printed/broadcast that in any way shape or form is critical of Moore, trumP, republicans, christers etc. They just flat out refuse to believe the truth…and that’s what makes them dangerous

          • Treant

            Stop. Don’t attempt to justify voting for a child fucker to me. Just. Don’t. I get that they’re too fucking stupid to live. And I get that they’re just spouting the don’t believe it crap as shown by Mo’s motor mouth. And I get that it’s just an excuse.

            And I’m not giving one fucking inch on justifying voting for said child fucker.

          • I think you’re being willfully obtuse about this, no one here is trying to justify anything.

          • Treant

            Stop. Just. Stop. Kiddie Fucker. Lawyer’s Excuses. Mo Brooks. Smokescreens and counter-accusations. They know it, they just don’t fucking care.

        • Uncle Mark

          Don’t underestimate the whole “Christian victim” mentality. They’ve been “taught” to believe that the rest of the world opposes their religion/truth. (Just look at that “War on Christmas” tripe.). They may give that pedophile a pass, if only “win” a battle against the “evil” secular world.

          • Galvestonian

            Yo guys … I think you have to look at the whole Southern Societal thing where Southern men have been dating and marrying younger ‘flowers’ since the South was settled. I understand that children, particularly girls, reach puberty quicker in hot climates.

        • Galvestonian

          Even a few Rethug Alabamians had mentioned that if she took a lie detector test they’d be more likely to believe her.

      • Uncle Mark

        McConnell & Ryan also thought that they might be able to control & manipulate the shitgibbon to sign off on their bills. The problem is that their own leadership is woefully lacking in getting anything to the WH. (Clearly, they spent too many years opposing bills than actually creating anything acceptable.)

      • kelven

        The trouble is many Evangelical Christianists don’t believe child fucking is wrong. That is not a joke. They have no problem with a 30+ man “courting” a 14 year old girl. The majority of Roy Moore’s cult fall into this category.

        • Treant

          Exactly. And that is precisely why I’m not lightening up on the “great” “state” of Alabama. And why I absolutely am not going to tolerate apologists in terms of voting for Moore or defending those who vote for Moore.

          There is no acceptable and ethical defense. The guy fucks kids.

          • kelven

            It is my hope this will underscore just how crazy dangerous Evangelical Christianists are to the majority of Americans. They are not just religious kooks with nutty but harmless ideas. They are authoritarians who want nothing more than to turn the United States into the Republic of Gilead.

    • Uncle Mark

      Of course McConnell didn’t want loose canon, religious-demagogue, and attention-whore Moore in the Senate from the get-go. The sexual charges against Moore have given McConnell something more “concrete & acceptable” for his expulsion, other than his being a thorn in the side of the GOP.

      You’re right, however, that it’s just ducky that McConnell has some moral standards. /s

      • clay

        . . . when he already has to deal with Ted Cruz . . .

        • David Walker

          My thoughts and prayers go to the turtle. I mean, how much can a turtle put up with.

    • clay

      Turmp’s not in McConnell’s chamber; Moore would be.

  • justme

    “Will of the VOTERS!!!”
    When have Republicans ever considered THAT!!

    • Tawreos

      The Voters is what the call the group of billionaires that give them their marching orders.

  • TrueWords
  • Adam Stevens
    • Treant

      That could be done. But I’d need 40 years, billions in educational funds directed according to the studied directives of proven experts in each field, and the ability to render the parents mute.

    • Joe in PA

      I love that gif.

    • GeneInSJ

      That is runny. How do you reason with people that deny climate science and think the earth is 6,000 years old?

      • David L. Caster

        You can’t reason someone out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into.

    • Ninja0980

      Any other futile suggestions?

  • Butch

    So the homophobia, the lawlessness, the defiance of the Constitution – those were all cool? Where were you guys then?

  • another_steve

    Bannon will go berserk.

    Squeeee!

    • Michael R
    • safari

      He said he would “Fuckin’ bury [Moore] himself” if the allegations panned out.

      • another_steve

        Short of an actual confession by Moore, the Bannon wing will never believe Moore is guilty.

        If all there is is the testimony of Moore’s victims and the other 30 or 40 people who’ve corroborated that testimony, the deplorables will believe Moore is innocent.

        • Lizard

          Yep. It’ll be a liberal smear campaign against his good name as a stalwart Christian standing up for their rights.

          *gag*

  • Cuberly Deux

    While it’d be great to have that seat flip, if for just a short while, Dem. Moore winning would probably be one of the most dramatic GOTV (for Dems) initiatives ever. Talk about a motivating reason to kick the GOP to the curb in the midterms. Wow..

    • Lizard

      I’m not so sure. Based on some of the reactions I’ve seen, I’m not sure people won’t just shrug, say “What did you expect, it’s Alabama,” and not be motivated by their state’s clear intellectual superiority over Alabama.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Well if Virginia is any indicator of the voter enthusiasm against Trump, Moore would be an even bigger reason to get out and vote. The GOP may have finally crossed the line.

        • Leo

          Hope for voter enthusiasm in purple states where it came out to turning out Democrat’s demographics that were there in the first place. In deep red territory it’s a different story.

          • Cuberly Deux

            I’m talking about GOTV, not flipping deep red States blue.

  • Jamie Brewer

    Another example of persecution against honorable Christians….

  • Rob NYNY

    Actual technical expulsion may not have happened since 1862, but Bob Packwood was forced to resign under threat of expulsion in the 1990’s.

  • Smokey

    The party of “family values” and “personal responsibility” is finding itself in a real jam. That “big tent” has really attracted the crème de la crème.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
    • Lizard

      As long as he’s just praying, it’s whatever. Donating money to his campaign, on the other hand…

    • thatotherjean

      Yeah, Franklin, you do that. It’s the least you can do–the very least.

  • Tawreos

    And now he will win in a landslide since people know they have a way to keep the seat republican while not having a pedophile hanging over their heads.

  • Treant

    Bets? Because I’m quite willing to bet you seat him and simply ignore or override the objections.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    It would be subverting the will of the voters. If they want this miscreant to represent them, he should represent them. Republicans removing this embarrassment and plugging in a handpicked puppet guaranteed to faithfully and quietly support their agenda and not taint their Party seems wrong to me.

    • Lizard

      They don’t give a shit about the voters unless it’s in their interest to do so. Just look at 2016.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but Trumpy is still crazy tweeting. Must not have lots of documents to read today.

    https://twitter.com/BikerBecca/status/930816042779271168

    • safari

      He evidently deleted his thoughts and prayers tweet from last night after it was pointed out that he targeted it at two shootings ago rather than yesterday’s shooting.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        He also deleted his Intelligence Community are all “political hacks” tweet. He is such an idiot.

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Treant

      I’d probably do him and wouldn’t mind seeing him in nothing but the cloak, but I don’t follow the application here.

      • Harveyrabbit

        He’s a cartoon character who uses magic to achieve his goals.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
  • Jerry Kott

    Moore has been married for 30 years. His wife was 26 when she married him, he is 14 years older than her. In the Hinterlands, that age difference would raise eyebrow. Maybe he met her at the Mall and had to hold his horses until she was of age.
    Was his hyper religiousness was developed to mask his hound dog past?

    • Lizard

      She was 24 when he married her.

      I don’t think so. He appears to have been practicing a form of “courtship,” which is not uncommon among evangelicals and gives older men a religious excuse to prey on very young girls. That’s why him mentioning that he asked her mother first was so key. It’s almost a dead giveaway.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Actually Daniel Dale was tweeting about how there’s conflicting stories, that both Moore’s have told, about how they first met. One was where he first saw Kayla as a teen at a dance recital then met her again when she was in her 20s.

      What was a 30+yo bachelor was doing at a teen dance recital.

    • Uncle Mark

      It’s possible, but some of these “hyper-religious” guys are hypocritical creeps, who have difficulty with normal relationships. I remember my sisters (3 decades ago) going to a juice bar for young adults/teens…an event for young Christians. My younger teen sister kept getting hit on by these creepy 30+ year-old “very religious Christians,” who were very interested in talking about god and getting in her pants…especially if she was a virgin. (This was in the Chicago ‘burbs. I can only imagine how many of those creeps exist in the Bible-humping states)

      • Lizard

        It can go both ways. Religion enabled hypocritical creeps, so hypocritical creeps stick by religion.

  • Gustav2

    It would be appropriate to repeat a Senate expulsion of a member who belongs to the slave masters’/white supremacist wing of current Christianity.

  • Bambino

    Whoop dee doo! It’s like dog owner declaring he will remove his dog turd off his lawn.

  • FAEN

    “We don’t tolerate sexual assault unless it’s by a sociopath that will help us steal a SCJ seat and poison the country for decades with all the white male judges he’s appointing to various circuits. Then were fine with it”

    No Chin hypocrite

  • worstcultever

    The only reason Moore has his dick in a wringer is timing – we’re post-Weinstein now. What a fucking SHAME (shaking fist at universe) that the Weinstein avalanche didn’t happen before the 2016 election. It would shirley have gotten Orange “Fats” Rapington too, or at least damaged the hell out of him a lot more, and put him forever on the defensive. Once again, luckiest GD psychopath in the history of the world.

    • Treant

      I’m not so sure about that lucky thing. His businesses are damaged. His family is exposed as a set of complete morons. He’s under investigation by many different Federal and State entities. His party just took ringing losses in the 2017 elections that don’t bode well for 2018 when the economy is weaker.

      He’s forever going to go down in history as Tsar “President.”

    • Joe in PA

      You say that…but Roy Moore will still be elected. Just like Trump.

      Wish it weren’t true. 🙁

  • David L. Caster

    The new Southern Strategy.

    • Treant

      Fuck kids, run for office, and rely on kiddie-fucker-enablers to vote for you?

      Well, if it works once…

      More than anything else, it’s an incredibly obvious symptom of what’s wrong with the Republic right now.

      • boatboy_srq

        Part of me wants the Dems to vote against expelling Moore just to make the GOTea own the fvcker. Party of Pervy Irresponsibility and all that.

        Same part of me wants to see either some total wingnut challenge Turtle in his next primary, or comparable dirt dug up on him. The latter won’t happen, of course: the only thing McConnell pervs on is power.

      • David L. Caster

        Indeed. The Republicans brought this upon themselves by courting ignorance.

  • PickyPecker
  • boatboy_srq

    This is sure to get Moore elected.

    /wish-it-were-snark

  • Dramphooey

    So McConnell won’t tolerate a child molester in the Senate–especially when the icing on the cake is his buddy Luther Strange getting appointed by the governor of Alabama to fill the seat.

  • Joe in PA

    It still boggles the mind that a twice booted-from-the-bench judge could be elected Senator.

    This is not normal. Oh wait, Alabama. ;(

    • worstcultever

      Mediocre white puke men ALWAYS fail upward. ALWAYS.

      Add disgrace, corruption, sex abuse – they fail even more upward.

      • Joe in PA

        Exactly.

    • Todd20036

      In Alabama, it’s normal.

  • margaretpoa

    LMAO! You’ll need Democratic cooperation and after the way you’ve crapped on them, good luck getting that

    • Treant

      “I vote No. The people of Alabama have elected to send a Republican kiddie fucker to the Senate, and the people of Alabama must have their choice of a Republican child fucker.”

      • margaretpoa

        Agreed. Republicans own Moore. He’s not an outlier, he represents them perfectly.

      • safari

        It could be simpiler than that: “We won’t vote for an ethics violation for something the senator did before taking office.”

  • Kelly Lape

    When the “will of the voters” (of one state) is to empower a child molester, the will of the voters of every other state must demand that the National Legislative Body reject the will of one state to subvert the august nature of that body.

    • Lizard

      But that’s not how the system works. The will of the people of, say, Minnesota doesn’t dictate who wins an election in Alabama.

      Besides, Republicans have already subverted the august nature of the legislature and the White House. You could make that argument for impeaching Donald Trump, an admitted sexual predator, but without criminal charges, it realistically isn’t going to happen.

  • JAKvirginia

    Sure, Jan.

  • GayOldLady

    Hahahaha! And the Shit Show continues. I still hold to my prediction that Moore will be gone by the end of the week.

    • Lizard

      Why do you think he’ll be gone?

      • GayOldLady

        I think the only reason he’s holding out is the Alabama GOP is still supporting him. The RNC has left him. Sean Hannity has basically left him. TheGOP terminated their joint fundraising agreement with him. Everyone in the Senate who supported him has turned against him, all he has left is the Alabama GOP and I think they will leave him too once it settles in that even if he wins, McConnell will expel him. They can’t afford to ride this horse because it will never cross the finish line.

        • Lizard

          But having the establishment against him is nothing new. He got the reputation (good for his base, terrible for us) for raising two middle fingers to both the establishment and rule of law.

          Frankly, I don’t see an incentive for him to drop out. He’d be giving up a decent chance at the seat for no chance at all, and there’s no guarantee McConnell could rustle up 2/3rds majority to expel him. That’s a lot of votes, and there are sure to be some Democrats who take the “will of the people” route.

          • GayOldLady

            Well, I can see all of what you say happening except the “Democrats/”Will of the people”. That would never happen. The Dems would all vote to expel him.

          • Lizard

            Maybe. Maybe not. With politics this polarized, it plays to their advantage to have a batshit crazy Republican they can point to and say, “Do you really want more of this in the legislature?” for campaigning and fundraising.

            Besides, Moore isn’t much more horrible than plenty of Republicans already in Congress. He’s just a bit more obvious about it all than most.

    • Joe in PA

      Nope, my prediction: he gets elected, they kick him out, they hold another “special election”, Luther wins.

      • Treant

        Naw, he gets elected, they can’t muster the political organization to kick him out, Moore gets sick, and Strange is appointed. Moore retires to the south of France for the rest of his life, mysteriously rich. Money is later thought to be missing from the Alabama state budget, but nobody down there can do the math to figure it out.

        • Joe in PA

          I love it Alex Jones! :O

        • boatboy_srq

          Solution is way too French. Send him to Mindanao.

          • Treant

            Personally, I’d send him to Zimbabwe and see how he fares in some real dog-eat-dog politics.

        • Reality.Bites

          Has Moore ever set foot outside Alabama?

          • Treant

            Dunno. Does it signify?

        • Robincho

          Maybe he can join Tillerson in Exxon Provence…

      • GayOldLady

        Well, that’s a plan, if it works.

        • Joe in PA

          Well, not a “plan” exactly…more like a sad prediction for the future. 🙁

    • DJ John Bear

      My prediction: he is found hanging from the rafters…

      • GayOldLady

        If only he had that much dignity left.

  • safari
    • safari
    • Treant

      Lift the damn censor, that looks like it might be seriously hot.

      • safari

        You can click through below.

        • Treant

          I did. Meh. Nice builds, but too hairless, and a really disjointed preview video to boot.

  • So, if expelled, republicans only have a one vote margin of error. Unless there’s another election to get it back to 100 seats.
    You can bet your gay ass these fucks will try and RAM everything through soon, if they see that coming.
    Or I might be wrong.
    Thoughts?

    • Treant

      To ram it through, you need a majority. And the ability to reconcile the bills between the House and Senate and re-vote where necessary.

      Frankly, they don’t really have a 52 seat majority in the Senate; they’re a fractured party with weak leadership and have about 45 reliable seats. Seven are swing, mostly because the mainstream Republicans aren’t cruel enough.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Be careful what you wish for. If Moore is expelled it could go two ways.

    First: Kay Ivey will appoint Luther Strange as Senator then schedule an election at her discretion.

    Second: Ivey in concert with the Great White Dope appoints Sessions as Senator in a two birds move. Trump gets rid of Sessions and the new AG fires Robert Mueller.

    Since it takes a 2/3 majority vote to expel Democrats could abstain using the excuse that it’s a republican internal matter.

    • GeneInSJ

      If it comes to a majority vote I hope the Dems do abstain.

    • Treant

      If I were a Democrat? The question would be, “What’s in it for me for this Yes vote? And it better be up front because I know how you work. How about four years of guaranteed ACA premium subsidies? Let’s start there.”

      • Todd20036

        Bingo. Given what the Nazis are capable of, no more ACA repeals, and the subsidies are put in place and that means you redo the stupid tax cut thingy.
        And if you even think about shutting down the government, not one more piece of legislation will get past us.

        • Treant

          The payoff better be huge. Otherwise “The Republican Junior Republican Child Fucking Republican Senator from Alabama” had better be the 2018 ad series.

    • clay

      McConnell’s now saying that Alabamians should write in Secessions, instead of Strange.

  • justmeeeee

    Let’s expel every congresscritter who ever fucked someone under age 18, or suggested it, or thought about it. And let’s expel every president who suggested grabbing a married woman’s pussy. Fry ’em!

    • Friday’s_cat

      The AM Hate Mongers came down on former president Jimmy Carter for is “Committed adultery in my heart” comment as proof he was unfit for office.

  • GeneInSJ

    The Republicans created these monsters (Trump, Moore, etc.) by supporting the right wing fringe (the Fox News crowd). Now let THEM handle their mess.

  • Gregory Mullins

    Since when has the GOP been concerned about the “will of the voters” *rolls eyes*

    • gaycuckhubby

      All the time! When they can use it as a weapon.. ie. Gay marriage bans

      • Joe in PA

        great minds.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Lol.

    • Joe in PA

      Oh they were during the fight for marriage equality. They were all about the “let the people decide” shit.

      Right, voting on civil rights, that always works. 🙁

    • Cackalaquiano

      Well…as long as the voters vote for them.

    • clay

      it is, after all, why they gerrymander.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Ok Dems.
    This is a unique, chaotic, toxic time for the Republicans. We are so close to victory.
    Don’t fuck it up!
    We have elections coming up. If you are a candidate with skeletons in your closet… DROP OUT NOW!

    • Friday’s_cat

      Whilst it may be construed as sexist (it’s not) , Joe Cannon has a take on the skeletons.
      http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2017/11/a-few-things.html

      • gaycuckhubby

        I’m a liberal, but I am sure that if Broderick came forward today she would be believed. Also, I think Hillary should have won in a landslide and I believe Broderick.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I think it would be wise in 2018 not to run a democratic candidate who has been accused of rape whether we believe him or not. It might be unfair if they haven’t actually done anything wrong. But so be it

    • ChrisInKansas

      Is there anyone – Republican or Democrat – who has absolutely nothing in their past that could be construed as media fodder? I highly doubt it.

      • Tomcat

        Still they should not run for politics.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Kinky/fetish related skeletons. No problem

        Rape/assault/pedophilia skeletons are a hard no.

  • netxtown

    Finally!! Something the rethugs might get done!

    • Treant

      Ha! Bets?

  • Gigi

    “GOP candidate Roy Moore is virtually certain to face a formal ethics complaint…” = That’s our dream scenario but if we get death threats from “good ole boys” who set up shop outside our homes and follow our kids to school, we’ll wimp out. #MoreMoore

  • Jeffrey

    An idle threat. Once Moore is in there McConnell will be glad to have another repub scumbag on the team.

  • alc2018
  • Kevin Andrews

    The Fascist obstructionist, liar and professional extortionist getting the most cash for his vote to screw your future has “ethics” issues with the Christ-O-Fascist from Alabama? These treasonous twits have no moral, ethical or legal leg to stand upon and are playing Kabuki and fraud to cover up their destruction of America and the legacy of President Obama. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65c39526ef028e1f5f7bb2c4ae2d65e3d0db3705508f82e3e4f2334ee395347c.png

  • greenmanTN

    AKA Tippy Turtle’s sure-fire plan to get this skeevy kiddie-diddler elected. Has he not noticed that when faced with threats people like Moore’s supporters and those on the fence don’t back down, they double down?

  • ChrisInKansas

    Yes, I always trust what a Republican promises.

  • It’s hard to see this as a show of McConnell’s integrity: If Moore kicked out, the AL governor replaces him with an electable, predictable, establishment Republican, which is exactly what McConnell wants.

    Wait, what — did I just doubt McConnell’s integrity? Why, Rob, how could you?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Hi. Rob. Long time no see. How are you doing? How’s the husband?

      BTW, before I read your comment, I made exactly the same observation above. Great minds think alike,

    • Reality.Bites

      Moore has already proved he’s more electable than a predictable, establishment Republican.

  • Bad Tom

    Subverting the will of the voters?
    I wanna talk to you about the Supreme Court Justice seat you stole, McTurtle.

  • Tomcat

    If Moore had gotten some of those young girls pregnant he would still be against abortion, but willing to pay for a few.

    • Ben in Oakland

      “I’m against abortion” means that Moore will never have one himself.

  • Galvestonian

    Oh right … like I believe anything a Republican says. Whatever …

  • DesertSun59

    McConnell is, of course, lying. He would never do such a thing. And, he knows for a fact that there are current members of Congress, Republicans that is, who have skeletons of worse measure in their closets.

    • Secure

      Kentucky vs Alabama. The war would be on!

  • Slippy_World
  • Infighting is such fun to watch.

  • Tom G

    Will the governor appoint a senator after expulsion ? That fills seat w a republican !

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Can any Alabaman here comment on Gov Ivy’s (R-AL) track-record so far? Is she a crazy evangelical christianist, also?

    • Tor

      How Strange!

  • Phillip in L.A.

    I consider it disgraceful that in virtually all reporting on Mr Moore, he is named as “former judge,” when he is in fact the ONLY twice-impeached Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (or any court afaik)

    • Ross

      I second such disgrace.

  • Secure

    #DitchMitch!!!! This is getting good.

  • Publius

    Roy Moore is pretty terrible, a disgusting human being. But let’s not leave out the hundreds of thousands of people who are about to elect him. On its own, Alabama would be about as democratic as Zimbabwe or Belarus. There’s something wrong with those people.

    • Tor

      He wouldn’t be the only terrible, disgusting human being in congress.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Translation. Moore isn’t one of yours, but a teahadist. You’ll not Control him. Better the governor should appoint someone to your liking.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    I am so torn. At least 14 Dems have join in the vote to expel, and I just don’t know whether it would be better to have him ranting and raving in the Senate as the “new” face of the GOP, or keeping him out because he is truly vile and an atrocity to every woman on the planet.

    If he is unable to take his seat the GOP governor appoints the replacement, so we are really no better off whether he’s in or out. Decisions, decisions….

  • boobert

    Dems should stay out of it. Make them do it with a 51 vote , including pence.

    • Stubenville

      I was thinking exactly the same thing, except it has to be a 66 vote I believe. “We are abstaining from voting on this matter because it is Republican Party politics.” Then they’re STUCK with this shit stain.

      • Tor

        Agree. When they count the 2/3, do they include the President of the Senate, aka the VP? That ups the count by a body or so.

  • I’m afraid that GOP establishment objections will just make Moore more popular with the GOP base. I hope I’m wrong. I often am.

    • Tor

      I think you are probably right. “Don’t mess wit my boy.”

      • It seems the only unifying principle on the right now is saying or doing anything they think will piss off the left or the establishment. So they might just show up to vote for Moore just to stick it to McConnell.

  • Jeffg166

    Christian persecution takes a new turn.

  • The_Wretched

    I’ll believe it when it happens. Until then, this is low cost noise from McConnell.

    • Mike Rasor

      I’m more inclined to believe it. It gives the RNC a means to distance themselves from Moore, and expulsion would result in another special election and thus give Republicans a second shot at a seat they’re guaranteed to win with another candidate.

      • The_Wretched

        true – also on the “makes it more likely” side is that kicking Moore would be a big message to Bannon that he can’t just do what he wants.

    • Tor

      Others have said this, as well, but I think Schumer should extract a very high ransom to go along. Otherwise, let Moore be the boil on the collective ass of the R’s.

  • Charlie In SF

    Yep, and then the Alabama governor appoints a replacement more to his liking.

  • Stubenville

    So. is it real or just political theater? Either way it’s schadenfreudelicious.

    • clay

      McConnell was the GOP chair of the Ethics Committee that got Packwood kicked out. High possibility that it’s real.

  • Will Parkinson

    It’s okay for your president, though? Hypocrites, each and every one of you.

  • Mike Thakar

    Why in the world would Democrats agree to expelling the schmuck??? [Takes two thirds vote to expel.]

    Schmuck gets expelled, so, Republican governor appoints another Republican? Eff that!

    If the seat MUST be Republican, let it be Moore, an ever on-going embarrassment.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I’m still going with my prediction that Alabama votes Moore in as Senator and he somehow survives, usurping Ted Cruz as most reviled man in the Senate.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Actually they prefer it that way so once they expel him they can appoint another Republican.

  • Richard

    Why don’t they expel trump too while
    they’re at it? If the people of Alabama vote and elect Moore, who the
    hell is McConnell to overturn that vote? It’s the typical
    hypocritical Republican double standard….. really not a surprise.

  • infmom

    That’s good, it means Moore can be expelled for supporting the Confederacy too.

  • ian

    They wouldn’t expel him. So long as he votes their agenda of redistributing wealth upwards they’ll act like they have the vapors, but will do nothing. I expect the turtle will reverse himself after the election. Using the line how the GOP supports democracy(lol), and even though we don’t support Moore’s views the people have spoken…etc.

  • JCF

    I’d believe it when I saw it. God forbid we do: ELECT DOUG JONES! dougjonesforsenate.com

  • Gianni

    Are we to believe that the congressional Republicants find so much actual shame and embarrassment in this that they would be willing to toss out one of their own? Trump’s actual recorded admissions of sexual assaults weren’t enough to disown him and yet this is? Will wonders never cease.