"Why Roy Moore and Not Trump?" Letter to the Editor, by Robert Helfand, New York Times
, November 14, 2017
The full letter is reprinted here:
"To the Editor:
Re: 'Woman Accuses Moore of Attack When She Was 16' (front page, Nov. 14):
On Monday, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said that 'I believe the women' who have accused Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate from Alabama, of sexual assault. On Tuesday, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he believes that those accusations 'are credible.'
At least 16 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, including a reporter for People magazine, whose account of a sexual assault by Mr. Trump was corroborated by her editor. Just last week, the White House denounced all of them as liars.
Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan should explain why they believe one set of accusers but not the other. They should also explain why they consider Mr. Moore unfit for the Senate but Mr. Trump fit for the presidency.
ROBERT HELFAND, HARTFORD"
Mr. Helfand has posed a very interesting question, indeed -- why or why! https://www.nytimes.com/2...collection