In the event of a win by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Representative Gwen Moore (no relation) has decided the best course of action is to have an action plan to prevent the well-known predator from attacking or molesting anyone within the Senate Page Program.
Rep. Moore, a Democrat and the Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, represents Wisconsin’s 4th District, but in this case, she’s hoping to represent the young women of the Congressional Page Program, an institution nearly two centuries old that allows kids at least 16 years old to serve in Congress as an assistant or an intern of sorts. The Program presents wonderful opportunities for young people, but Rep. Moore is concerned about the fact that girls so young would potentially be forced to serve in close proximity to a child molester.
She’s so concerned, in fact, that she sent a letter to the Senate’s Sergeant-at-Arms — the highest-ranking Federal law enforcement officer in Congress — asking that a plan to mitigate Roy Moore’s presence in case he wins be put in place:
Whether or not Rep. Moore’s request is answered, it’s important that she has gone on record. When someone like disgraced former judge Roy Moore has even an outside chance of winning a seat in the hallowed halls of Congress, it’s deadly serious that we “keep the receipts” and let future generations know both who was on the right side of history and that we tried to do right by our kids as well.
Gwen Moore is a mother. She’s a grandmother. She’s even a great-grandmother. I would argue that possible nobody in all of Congress is more concerned with the welfare of 16-year-olds than a woman who’s “been there” generationally. In her letter, she points out the major factor in what leads to taking advantage of children — the fact that they are away from their parents, and subject to a “power structure” that they’re unfamiliar with, one that can be used as leverage against them.
That’s how Ol’ Roy took advantage of all of his victims.
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