Former 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is speaking out against the politicalization of sexual misconduct allegations currently spreading through Washington.
Fiorina suggested President Donald Trump’s implicit support for Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race amid a series of child molestation allegations was the unfortunate result of “politics.”
“This is all about politics and that’s why when politicians talk about this it doesn’t have a lot of credibility,” Fiorina told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday.
“It’s a little bit like George Washington warned us 200 years ago: The problem with politics and political parties is they care about winning above all else,” she continued. “Donald Trump cares about a vote in the Senate ― no more, no less.”
Despite several high-ranking Republican lawmakers calling on Moore to drop out of the race, Trump has stood by the embattled candidate. Trump remained mum in the days since news first broke of the allegations against Moore. But on Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway hinted at Trump’s support of Moore, claiming that the Alabama judge could help pass the GOP tax bill if elected.
“I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” Conway said during an appearance Monday on “Fox & Friends.”
By Tuesday, Trump broke his silence on the matter. He told reporters that Moore had denied the sexual misconduct allegations against him, and he criticized Doug Jones, Moore’s Democratic opponent.
“We don’t need a liberal person in there,” Trump said, referring to Jones.
Trump addressed the race again on Sunday, but continued to…