Political sexual misconduct

Roy Moore defends potential 2020 Senate run after Trump pushback

Roy Moore with a group behind him.
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Roy Moore pushed back against President Trump's warning to not make another bid for the Senate next year, telling Politico Wednesday that the president "doesn't control who votes for the United States Senate in Alabama."

The backdrop: The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice fell to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in a 2017 special election following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. After Moore announced that he is eyeing another run, Trump, despite having previously campaigned on Moore's behalf, tweeted earlier this week that he "cannot win" and that "the consequences will be devastating."

Anita Hill: Sexual violence is a national crisis

Anita Hill
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After a recent conversation between former Vice President Joe Biden and Anita Hill, she outlined a series of steps to help end sexual violence and berated the government for its handling of the misconduct in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

"If the Senate Judiciary Committee, led then by Mr. Biden, had done its job and held a hearing that showed that its members understood the seriousness of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence, the cultural shift we saw in 2017 after #MeToo might have began in 1991 — with the support of the government."
— Anita Hill wrote a New York Times op-ed