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J Pepper Bryars on Roy Moore: 'The Judge is Lying'

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By    |   Friday, 17 November 2017 04:25 PM

Conservative writer J. Pepper Bryars, a one-time defender of Senate candidate Roy Moore, has now sided with the former judge's accusers.

Last week, Bryars, who writes for the conservative Yellowhammer News in Alabama, "promised on this site last week to be patient, thoughtful and deliberate before reaching any conclusions about the allegations against Roy Moore," according to an op-ed he released on Friday.

"I kept that promise, and hit the mainstream media again and again for what I believe is a political hit job on our election process," he continued. "But I also came to an uncomfortable but firm conclusion: the judge is lying, and the accusers are telling the truth."

Bryars pointed to Moore's uncertain response to being asked by Fox News' Sean Hannity recently if he dated teenage girls while in his 30s.

"The only acceptable answer to that question is, 'Absolutely not,'" he wrote. "But the judge said he didn't 'remember anything like that.'"

He added later: "Moore's evasive and unbelievable answer instantly broke the bond of trust I had given him, and nothing he has said since has done anything to restore it."

Byars then notes that although he "may not believe everything written in the Washington Post, but I do believe my own eyes and ears. And on Monday afternoon I witnessed an incredibly brave and convincing woman tell the world about when Moore sexually assaulted her when she was in the 10th grade. A child. It doesn't matter how long ago it happened. It doesn't matter that she didn't report the crime to the police. It only matters that it happened, or at least I believe that it happened."

He concludes that "when faced with these overwhelming and credible allegations, and the judge's implausible and evasive answers, cannot support him any longer. I will not . . . cannot, in fact . . . vote for Roy Moore."

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Conservative writer J. Pepper Bryars, a one-time defender of Senate candidate Roy Moore, has now sided with the former judge's accusers.
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