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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:43 AM

Republican senator says Roy Moore shouldn't undergo 'trial by newspaper'

Source: The Hill



BY MAX GREENWOOD - 12/07/17 10:35 AM EST

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Thursday blasted the notion of "trial by newspaper" for individuals facing allegations of sexual misconduct, saying that such cases should be decided on their merits.

But he also said that women should feel that they are able to safely and fairly report sexual harassment and assault, adding that such behavior has "no place in our society or in the workplace."

"I think it's important that any woman feels that she can make a complaint if she's been subjected to sexual harassment or sexual assault, that have no place in our society or in the workplace," he told The Associated Press in an interview streamed on Facebook Live.

"Each case has to be evaluated on the merits of course," he added. "We shouldn't have trial by newspaper."



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/363734-republican-senator-says-roy-moore-shouldnt-undergo-trial-by-newspaper

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Reply Republican senator says Roy Moore shouldn't undergo 'trial by newspaper' (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 7 OP
ck4829 Dec 7 #1
FakeNoose Dec 7 #2
Initech Dec 7 #4
L. Coyote Dec 7 #3
mercuryblues Dec 7 #5
SansACause Dec 7 #6
Maggiemayhem Dec 7 #7
alp227 Dec 7 #8
dhill926 Dec 7 #9
muriel_volestrangler Dec 7 #10
SoCalMusicLover Dec 7 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:45 AM

1. Darn, the thread about a newspaper calling for Franken's resignation has been locked

So I can't put these two threads next to each other. How unfortunate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:48 AM

2. Neither should Al Franken - so why are they doing it?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:56 AM

4. Because the Christian right is convinced they can get away with murder.

They have an iron grip on the media and they're currently drunk with power. They need to be kicked in the ass hard.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:55 AM

3. He's talking about himself, of course ... Cotton accused of sexually assault by TWO women

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:56 AM

5. No he shouldn't

That is why Allred asked him to testify in a hearing, he refuses. Franken asked for a hearing and has been refused, calling for his head on a platter.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:20 AM

6. But Franken should?

This is why Democrats are perceived as weak. Any claim immediately triggers a call for a resignation, no matter how suspect that claim might be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:23 AM

7. The voters will decide

For Gods sake, it was common knowledge in the town where Moore lived. He was known to stalk and harass teens at the Mall. Even a police office confirmed this. This does not compare to Franken.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 11:41 AM

8. Tehran Tom nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:50 PM

9. ok...let's take the perverted fuckstick to court then....

and try him there. Discovery would be something....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:59 PM

10. Trial by jury, then? I agree - charge him, and set a court date (nt)

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