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WashPost Thanks Alabama Voters for the Defeat of Roy Moore

WashPost Thanks Alabama Voters for the Defeat of Roy Moore
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By    |   Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:32 AM

The Washington Post thanked Alabama for defeating Republican Roy Moore in the special election and sparing "the nation the indignity of seating an accused child molester in the U.S. Senate."

"Thank you, Alabama," the Post said in an editorial posted Tuesday night. "Though the stain of electing Republican Roy Moore would have sullied Alabama, seemingly confirming every negative stereotype about the Deep South state, the shame would have been national. Instead, Alabama voters chose Democrat Doug Jones to represent them until 2021."

The newspaper conceded Jones "is not in perfect sync with many Alabama voters on some issues, most notably abortion." But it called him a "honorable man with an admirable record of public service."

The newspaper predicted Jones "should make his state proud."

"None of these fine things could have been said of Mr. Moore," the Post said. "It is beyond heartening that Alabamians refused to overlook or forgive Mr. Moore's misshapen character."

And it added: "Americans should feel grateful to Alabama voters, so should the Republican Party, much of which debased itself by following President Trump into the gutter of support for Mr. Moore."

The Post said voters "spared the Senate Ethics Committee the dilemma of how to handle a senator who was clearly unfit, but who nevertheless won a popular election."

"Instead of inviting controversy and chaos, they elected Mr. Jones, a man who deserves the honor," the newspaper said.

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The Washington Post thanked Alabama for defeating Republican Roy Moore in the special election and sparing "the nation the indignity of seating an accused child molester in the U.S. Senate."
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