- A Democratic congresswoman urged the Senate Sergeant at Arms to take precautions in the event Roy Moore comes to the Senate and interacts with the Senate pages.
- The Senate page program is comprised of high school students from each state to assist lawmakers.
A Democratic congresswoman sent a letter to the Senate Sergeant at Arms on Monday insisting they “be proactive in protecting Senate Pages” and requesting information on what steps are being taken in advance of a likely victory for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct with multiple teenage girls.
Rep. Gwen Moore sent the letter on Monday, first obtained by Bloomberg TV reporter Kevin Cirilli, which read, “I write you today to share my urgent concern regarding the threat to the safety of the young men and women working in the United States Senate Page Program if Roy Moore becomes the U.S. Senator in Alabama.”
Senate Pages are high school students selected from each state to perform a handful of duties on behalf of senators, such as delivering messages and providing additional help in the regular legislative process.
The Wisconsin Democrat added that because of the young age of the Senate pages, “it would be unconscionable for Congress to not be vigilant and proactive in taking precautions to safeguard these children given the well sourced allegations against Roy Moore.”
“I would like to know what preventive steps are being undertaken to safeguard Senate Pages from predatory conduct of U.S. Senators and Senate staff,” Gwen Moore wrote. “The U.S. Congress has an obligation to keep these students safe especially in light of known potential harm.”
The mounting allegations against Roy Moore prompted a wave of withdrawn endorsements and financial support. In addition, Alabama’s other senator, Richard Shelby, denounced him and said he voted for someone else. However, Moore is still receiving support from President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee.