In an interview with The Cullman Times, Republican Alabama State Representative Ed Henry lashed out at the women who have accused GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of making sexual advances on them when they were teenagers.
“If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years,” Henry told the Cullman Times. “I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion.”
Henry also argued that the allegations are false because the women waited so long to come forward.
“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,” he said. “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.”
“I’m not buying it,” Henry said. “It’s too easy for someone to make these accusations. It’s foolish to go down that road, it’s like what if a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass every time he jumps.”
According to an explosive report in The Washington Post, Corfman, now 53, said she met Moore when he offered to watch her during her mother’s child custody hearing. Corfman was 14 at the time.
Corfman claims Moore, who at the time served as an assistant district attorney, asked for her phone number, and that the two met on two separate occasions.
During their first encounter, the two allegedly kissed.
During the second, Corfman claims Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underpants.
One Alabama state official on Thursday dismissed the Post’s report saying that there was also a significant age gap between the biblical Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Joseph, her husband.
“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler told The Washington Examiner. “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”
Paul Reynolds, the Republican National Committeeman from Alabama, told The Hill on Thursday that something about the timing of the accusations published by the Washington Post against Moore “doesn’t smell right.”
“My gosh, it’s The Washington Post. If I’ve got a choice of putting my welfare into the hands of Putin or The Washington Post, Putin wins every time,” he said.
“This is going to make Roy Moore supporters step up to the plate and give more, work more and pray more.”