The Jack News (excerpt):
In the aftermath of a series of allegations that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore molested and assaulted teenage girls, the Republican National Committee, as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have cut ties to Moore.
If elected, several senior GOP senators including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have predicted his expulsion.
The Constitution Party in standing by Roy Moore, and is endorsing and fundraising for him
The party’s platform, among other things, calls for the recriminalization of pornography and homosexuality. They are militant in their opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage, and the separation of church and state. Even the presence of non-Christians in the party has caused controversy, which has in turn lead to disputed accusations of anti-semitism.
Moore is not new to the Constitution Party, either. In 2004, shortly after being removed – for the first time – from his state supreme court position, Moore heavily considered a run for president as the party’s nominee. He ultimately decided against that, instead running unsuccessfully for governor in the 2006 GOP primary.
Despite turning down its offer to run for president, Moore has maintained a close informal association with the Constitution Party. He went on a speaking tour campaigning for their 2004 nominee, Michael Peroutka. As recently as earlier this year, he spoke to the party’s national meeting, which was held in Huntsville.
Which raises an interesting question: If elected on December 12, might Moore officially switch to the Constitution Party?
Moore will owe nothing to the Republican Party, which has eagerly been trying to push him aside and even threatening to expel him.
Such a move would revive the sagging fortunes of this far-right micro-party, and probably result in more attention than they have ever before received or merited.