Senator Cruz disappoints in aspect of Roy Moore debacle

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Earlier this week The Hill reported: “Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday withdrew his support from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying allegations of sexual misconduct should be looked at by prosecutors.”

“As it stands, I can’t urge the people of Alabama to support a campaign in the face of these charges without serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true. Both last week and this week, there are serious charges of criminal conduct that if true, not only make him unfit to serve in the Senate but merit criminal prosecution,” Senator Cruz told the Texas Tribune.

Irrespective of whether one believes Moore culpable of charges levied at him, I’m disappointed with Senator Cruz in his suggestion that a man can prove a negative

Irrespective of whether one believes Moore culpable of charges levied at him, I’m disappointed with Senator Cruz in his suggestion that a man can prove a negative when he says there needs to be “serious, persuasive demonstration that the charges are not true.” It is near impossible to prove a negative in a he-said-she-said case when it is contemporary, it is much harder when the charges are in the distant past.

As a media-hated constitutional conservative, Senator Cruz of all people, should understand the reasons we have statutes of limitations; the reason we demand accusers prove their case not the accused having to prove they did nothing, and; Cruz should understand how willing people are to be used in political cases. All he need do is remember Anita Hill’s attempt to destroy Clarence Thomas.

Moore may prove to have been a slime-ball in his younger days. I don’t know but, I do know that objection to his alleged behavior is being condemned more strongly than proven behavior, as well as slew of more serious and credible allegations, related to Bill Clinton.

Comments

  1. Dale Boecker says:

    I think Ted Cruz has “establishment-ized” WE have lost a “good AMerican” and a top senator!

    • Pratt on Texas says:

      I don’t agree at all. I simply do not like this one statement. Cruz is still constantly fighting the swamp and hated by its dwellers.

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