Why Roy Moore and Not Trump?

Why Roy Moore and Not Trump?
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Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, spoke in Birmingham on Saturday. He has called the allegations against him “a desperate political attack.” Credit Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

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

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