I like Allred's demand for a congressional hearing on the matter. Get the women to testify under oath and get Moore to testify under oath.
I don't think these women would have ANY problem testifying against their predator. They clearly didn't mind risking their personal lives in coming out with accusations against him, which doesn't carry as much risk as testifying, but is DEFINITELY risky.
9 of them now?
And Moore is right, it is VERY interesting timing. These woman are riding the same wave Terry Cruise is on with the timing of his accusation: it's a sign of the times and these women feared Moore, being the molester he's accused of being, having even more influence and power than he already has.
So yes, timing is a BIG part of this and it has mostly to do with making sure a pedophile does not gain congressional power. The rest of it is explained by the tidal wave of women standing up not just for themselves, but for all the other victims who did not feel powerful enough to come forward, to speak their truth.
If Terry Cruise can be shamed and intimidated into silence, there's no reason to believe all these women (including the 9 Moore accusers) of also having similar feelings. Timing is an issue here, but it's not the issue Moore would like you to believe it is.
It is in fact POSSIBLE that 9 women came forward with lies just to undermine Republican senate seat. That is indeed possible. However, it is HARDLY probable! Which is why so many Moore apologists are eager to perceive and voice parallels between the Moore case and the Duke Lacrosse case. Too bad those folks struggle with arithmetic; they may have had an opportunity to save that senate seat for a Republican. Now? It's not looking to good for Moore or the Republicans at the WORST time possible with tax reform on the table.