During an interview on Friday, Republican Alabama State Representative Ed Henry told The Cullman Times that he wanted to prosecute the women who accused GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of making sexual advances on them when they were teenagers because they took “too long to come forward.”
Henry argued that the women interviewed in the Washington Post’s bombshell report about Moore’s sexual behavior waited so long to publicly accuse him of having improper relations with them when they were teens.
“If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years,” Henry fumed. “I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion.”
Henry then went on to say that if Moore had really molested teenagers, they would have come forward years ago and not waited until he was likely about to be elected a U.S. Senator.
“If this was a habit, like you’ve read with Bill Cosby and millions of dollars paid to settle cases and years of witnesses, that would be one thing,” he said. “You cannot tell me there hasn’t been an opportunity through the years to make these accusations with as many times as he’s run and been in the news.”
According to the report, Henry also said the women were “foolish” for coming forward with their accusations and hinted they would regret “going down this road.”