- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 18, 2017

Here’s a bit that’s bound to ratchet all the fiery commentary surrounding Roy Moore even more.

During a discussion with Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about a woman who alleged Alabama’s Moore called her high school to ask her for a date — at a time when Moore was in his 30s — Brian Kilmeade, on his Fox News Radio show, went this side of blunt and said were it his daughter, he’d kick Moore in the head.

His words, noted by the Hill: “I would kick his head in if was one of my daughters, and then I would call the cops,” Kilmeade said, speaking of Moore and calling the senate candidate’s alleged contact of the girl at high school an “obscene” behavior.

Lankford’s response?

He described the escalating tensions in Moore’s race as placing some of the Alabamian conservatives he has spoken with in a “difficult spot” because, on one hand, they don’t want to see Democrat Doug Jones win, but on the other, they don’t want to be seen supporting a candidate who’s struggling against so many claims of sexual misconduct.

Kilmeade, to put it colloquially, ain’t playing that.

“Senator,” he said, “nine women coming forward, that voter in Alabama who called you, is not in a hard spot. You cannot vote for somebody that’s calling people’s mothers to get permission when you’re 30 years old to date a teenager.”

Moore’s supporters insist the allegations are politically inspired, leftist media-driven and the work of Deep State anti-President Donald Trumpers. Some of his supporters also say the culture of certain regions in the South is that girls often marry at young ages, and to older, much older men — with their parents’ permission and blessing, no less. 

Moreover, Moore has denied all the allegations, which range from inappropriate sexual touching of a 14-year-old to sexually harassing and pursuing several other young women, mostly when they were teenaged and he was in his 30s.

It’s all he-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said — umm, and oh yes, a few more she-saids, at this point. 

The election is December 12; Moore insists he’s not stepping aside. 

And the only thing that’s clear is: It’s going to be a long, hot, angry campaign season, between now and December 12.

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