This morning, Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore is hosting a "Women for Moore" rally.
That all sounds great...unless you've been keeping up with the news and know anything about Roy Moore. Suffice it to say he's probably the last politician who should be holding a women's rally.
Well, maybe second to last. He's never been recorded talking about grabbing women's genitals, after all.
Regardless, this is definitely not great optics for the Alabama Senate hopeful.
Moore's wife Kayla shared a flyer for the rally on her Facebook page yesterday.The point of the rally? "To stand with [Moore] and his family against salacious accusations of s*xual misconduct." Yes, the word "sexual" is censored.
In case you've forgotten about those "s*xual misconduct" allegations...
via: GettyMoore has been accused of having inappropriate and non-consensual relations with multiple underage girls. The Washington Post reported that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s. Since that initial report, several more women have come forward with their own accounts of Moore acting inappropriately. One woman even claims Moore tried to rape her.
So having a "Women for Moore" rally?A bad idea. A very, very bad idea. There are so many better things Moore could be doing. Like dropping out of the race, for instance.
As you might imagine, Twitter had a lot of reactions to this horrible plan.
When you hear that Roy Moore is holding a "Women for Moore" rally: https://t.co/Sa0Q7p3B7Z— eleanor (@eleanor)1510927960.0
There's another word for this particular type of rally:Earlier this week, Moore threatened Mitch McConnell to a Twitter duel (lol) by tweeting "Bring. It. On." You know, like the cheerleader movie! Maybe there will be cheerleaders at this rally. Moore's dream come true! But Twitter wasn't done reacting yet...
This Twitter user speculated on Moore's original purpose of the rally:
@viewfrommyoffic A staffer talked him down from his original rally title, "Roy Moore Wants More Women On Moore"— Richard Jeter (@Richard Jeter)1510931787.0
And of course, the timing of the rally could not have been much better.
@thehill I notice it's not on a school night...— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@Patrick S. Tomlinson)1510896731.0