Denying Roy Moore’s defense, by himself and others, that attacks on him are a witch hunt is a stupid gift to the guilty man, enabling deflection away from the relevant subject: the APPROPRIATE delving into the history of an already known to be reprehensible person.
In answer to the witch hunt defense, don’t allow them to put YOU on the defensive, just say, “YES, it is!” Rather, put THEM on the defensive and say, “Yes, and here’s WHY!
Despite being manifestly disqualified for public office – the list of blatantly obvious reasons is not necessary here – not by things in the past, but by things in the present, and likely to be elected despite that, it is necessary and appropriate to try to stop him.
The witch hunt accusation is unfair and defense appropriate when, absent genuine cause to investigate a person further, or even at all, a search is made to find whatever trash can be found. This is clearly not the case with Roy Moore. It is an appropriate witch hunt warranted by his known contemporary behavior. By the way, don’t get distracted by, “Witches are women not men.” Say, “OK, warlock hunt if you like.”