Since last Thursday, GOP leaders have grown increasingly harsh in their condemnation of Judge Roy Moore who is accused of having sexual relations with at least five teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Yesterday, at least 20 Senators came out and declared that they “may” move to expel Moore if he wins his election in Alabama on December 12th.
Rachel Maddow, however, saw through the lawyered up language and actually called them out. (see video below …)
According to the MSNBC host, going from posturing to doing something is quite easy. Before she does that, however, she makes a point of showing how since the Civil War, when 14 Senators were expelled for supporting the Confederacy, no Senator has been expelled. People have been threatened to be expelled, but none actually have.
Maddow then shows just how easy it would be. Beyond threatening or even promising to expel Moore, they could actually hold hearings to expel him. In fact, as Maddow pointed out — if they actually want to do that, then they would need to start planning to do it now. Otherwise, there would not be time to keep Moore out of the Senate when he shows up to be sworn in after the election.
After all, there are already 20 Senators who have called for him to not be admitted to the Senate, and along with all the Democrats, they already have the votes (a two-thirds majority is required) to expel him.
“If you say you are going to expel him if he gets elected, that actually takes work. They could start doing that work right now. And if Republican leaders in the Senate want to actually do something rather than just talking about it on Twitter — well, the first witness they might want to speak to volunteered herself today in a tearful statement that she said she is willing to make under oath.”
Maddow was referring to the latest accuser who came forward on camera and stated that she would testify under oath that her story is true.
Before she finishes, Maddow points out how the Republicans might not be as eager to block Moore as they publically claim to be. Maddow reported that even as she was broadcasting her show, the GOP was actively helping Moore get elected. There are operatives on the ground and money is being spent. This despite all the posturing.
Check out Rachel Maddow’s spot-on commentary below: