WATCH: Roy Moore Blames His Sexual Misconduct On Lesbians, Gays, And Socialists
Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate and fervent religious conservative Roy Moore has blamed the “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender…socialists” for the “malicious” allegations against him.
Speaking from the pulpit at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama Wednesday night, Moore lambasted liberals, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, and socialists, accusing them of fabricating sexual harassment allegations against him in an effort to keep his conservative Christian views out of Washington.
Moore has repeatedly denied accusations that he initiated a sexual encounter with a woman when she was 14 and he was 32, as well as the accounts of several other women who have said Moore inappropriately pursued them when they were teenagers.
During his sermon-like speech Wednesday night, Moore again dismissed the women’s claims as “false and malicious,” blaming the raft of stories about his alleged misconduct on a “conspiracy” cooked up by “Democrats pushing a liberal agenda” who have “tried unsuccessfully” to ruin his campaign.
“When I say they who are ‘they?'” he told the clapping congregation. “They’re liberals. They don’t hold conservative values. They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God. They’re the Washington establishment…who don’t want to lose their power.”
Moore has earned the support of President Donald Trump, who came to his defense when asked about the sexual misconduct allegations.
“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump told reporters last week. “He says it didn’t happen.”
Alabama voters go to the polls on December 12 to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now the US attorney general. Moore is running against Democrat Doug Jones. Moore’s campaign has been damaged by accusations of sexual assault and that he pursued relationships with teenage girls while in his 30s.
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Roy Moore names quite explicitly the “THEY” behind the “malicious” attacks against him. (At a church in Theodore, AL) pic.twitter.com/mccnDyfcK7
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) November 30, 2017