State Sen. Phil Williams on Roy Moore: God help us as we sort through the mess

Phil Williams

An Alabama state senator is calling on God to help “sort through the mess” that has surfaced in recent days following  a bombshell report with the accounts of four women who claim Alabama-Republican and U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens.

In his official capacities as both the State Senator for District 10 and as the Chairman for the Etowah County Republican Party, Rainbow City-Republican and Alabama State Sen. Phil Williams went on the record Monday saying the women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct “deserve the full measure of credibility that any victim should be given in cases such as these.”

“In recent days horrible allegations of sexual predation have been levied against Judge Roy Moore that have caused genuine unrest in the final days of Alabama’s US Senate race. The allegations by Ms. Leigh Corfman and several others deserve the full measure of credibility that any victim should be given in cases such as these,” Williams said in a statement.

Williams went on to say the allegations are decades old and past the statue of limitations for prosecuting a case against Moore, leaving both sides to “be forced to forever live with the alleged memories, and the pain of accusation from which a defense cannot be mounted in the truest sense.”

Williams concluded, “It occurs to me that what we have before us is the worst of humanity on display. On one hand, if the allegations are true, then a young woman at a defenseless position in her life was the victim of actions that no one should be subjected to – actions that may well have colored her days thereafter. On the other hand, if the allegations are untrue then we have a situation in which outright lies are being told with the sole intent to destroy the life and ruin the name of someone for the sole purpose of gaining an edge in politics. It is horrible to contemplate that anyone would wreak either havoc on another person – but that is the world that we live in and those are the only two possible grounds for the stories being given top billing in the media today. God help us as we sort through the mess.”