The Senate campaign of former Alabama judge and accused pedophile Roy Moore fought back against a recent ad by opponent Doug Jones by issuing a 30–second spot featuring various women who speak out in support of Moore.
It’s tough to watch.
The new ad, released on Thanksgiving, begins with a woman claiming that, “Roy Moore is a man of character. He knows what it means to serve.” Another supporter claims Moore will “bring a flashlight of accountability to Washington, D.C.”
A total of six women appear in the ad, all of them unidentified. The last one claims to support Moore because she’s a mom who carries a gun to protect her family. I wonder what she would do with that gun had Moore attacked her own children.
Moore is accused of varying degrees of sexually predatory behavior, including assault, by at least nine women. One of the alleged victims, Leigh Corfman, says she was 14 when Moore, then in his 30s, attacked her. Another, Beverly Young Nelson, said Moore tried to rape her when she was 16.
Moore also apparently was banned from a local mall due to his predatory behavior toward teenagers, and cops were told to keep him away from high school cheerleaders.
This week, Moore’s communications director, John Rogers, announced that he had resigned. And the same day, Jones, a Democrat, released a campaign ad that features the names and photos of Moore’s accusers. The 30-second spot ends by asking, “Will we make their abuser a U.S. Senator?”
Well, if it were up to President Donald Trump, the answer to that question would be yes. On Tuesday, Trump defended Moore and effectively endorsed him for the upcoming Dec. 12 special election. “We don’t need a liberal Democrat in the seat,” Trump said.
Watch Jones’ ad, appropriately titled, “Immoral”: