Representative Ed Henry (R-AL) made a statement about the charges of sexual harassment — and/or pedophilia — that Senate-hopeful Roy Moore is facing. He believes that since Moore’s accusers waited so long to point fingers at Moore that they should be charged with crimes, themselves. I wish I were joking about this, but it’s too stupid to make up.
Henry is very unhappy with the amount of time it took the women to come forward. He stated,
If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years. I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion.
So, basically, what he’s saying is that Moore could have assaulted other girls because of the women not reporting their assaults. He is suggesting they are guilty of remaining quiet. He minimizes Moore’s actions by assigning blame to the women who could have been too scared or embarrassed to speak out when they were teenagers.
He goes on to say,
The idea that accusations like this would stop his campaign is ludicrous. If this was a habit, like you’ve read with Bill Cosby and millions of dollars paid to settle cases and years of witnesses, that would be one thing. You cannot tell me there hasn’t been an opportunity through the years to make these accusations with as many times as he’s run and been in the news.
Oh, so he wasn’t worried about Moore continuing the assault girls because these women didn’t speak out sooner at all. He couldn’t just come out and say that he thinks the women are lying, so he compares Moore to Cosby to, once again, to minimize Moore’s actions.
It is sick that sexual harassment is so commonplace that people believe it is normal behavior and men should get a pass. The “boys will be boys” mentality has seeped deep into our psyche. Treating anyone, woman or man, as though they are only objects of sexual gratification, and not actual people, is perverted at best. Moore has already proved to be a racist and is well on his way to being a sexual deviant. He is morally bankrupt and is revealing other perverts in his wake.