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U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore is calling on the Senate Sergeant at Arms to safeguard the chamber’s pages in preparation for the possible election of Roy Moore.
The Milwaukee Dem wrote in a Dec. 8 letter Congress has an obligation to protect the pages “especially in light of known potential harm.” She added she was concerned of the “threat to the (pages’) safety” if Roy Moore’s elected.
Noting that pages must be 16- or 17-year-old high school juniors, Moore wrote being away from home and their family “puts these young people in a very vulnerable position.”
“The nature of life on Capitol Hill necessitates long hours in close proximity to lawmakers and staff that can create power dynamics of which young people are not fully aware,” she wrote. “It would be unconscionable for Congress to not be vigilant and proactive in taking precautions to safeguard these children giving the well sourced allegations against Roy Moore.”
Some 10 women have come forward to accuse Roy Moore of sexual assault or pursuing relationships with them while he was in his early 30s and they were in their teens.
The special election is today.