Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has said in an interview that “immorality has sunken to a new low.” The controversial candidate was speaking in reference to a political advertising campaign run by his opponent Doug Jones.
“I think immorality has sunken to a new low. And I think in this race I have been very much impressed with the lack of morality in political advertisements. They say anything, they do anything just to win,” said Moore in an interview with One America. Moore sat down with the right-leaning network to speak out about the campaign against him. Moore has not spoken in public since an interview emerged in The Washington Post telling Leigh Corfman’s story of her contact with Moore. The allegation is that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with Corfman when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Corfman is one of four women who have told similar stories of Moore’s predatory behavior. All of the women were teenagers when the alleged events took place.
So far Roy Moore has had the support of the Republican party. President Trump has been a big supporter, which hardly seems surprising knowing Trump’s alleged history. Though it appears that relations have somewhat cooled, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seemed to be distancing himself from the entire situation by insisting that Alabama voters will decide the election.
While McConnell appears to have backtracked on Moore, the Alabama candidate still has the backing of President Trump. On Monday Trump propped up Moore as being necessary to advancing the Republicans in the Senate. He also went on to describe Moore’s opponent Doug Jones as a “liberal puppet.” Perhaps Trump should do himself a favor and distance himself from such a toxic candidate, but Trump loves a “yes man,” and Moore could be a useful ally in the Senate.
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