VESTAVIA, Ala. — A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday adamantly denied accusations that he pursued romantic and badual relationships with youngsters whereas he was in his 30s, as an alternative charging that The Washington Post revealed “fake news” to advance its personal political agenda.
Speaking at a Mid-Alabama Republican Club occasion on the Vestavia Public Library close to Birmingham, the embattled Republican argued that the timing of the story only a few weeks earlier than the particular election for U.S. Senate was an try by the Post and his opponents to undercut his marketing campaign.
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“Just two days ago The Washington Post published yet another attack on my character and reputation in a desperate attempt to stop my campaign for U.S. Senate. These attacks involve minors and they are completely false and untrue — about something that happened nearly 40 years ago. But more than being completely false and untrue, they’re very hurtful to me personally. I’ve been married to my wife Kayla for nearly 33 years. We have four children. I have one daughter and I have five granddaughters,” Moore stated to the gang of about 100 attendees.
The report, revealed final week, stated that Moore requested a number of teenage ladies out on dates whereas he was in his 30s and gave a few of them alcohol. One lady stated he took her residence and undressed her when she was 14. Moore denied these fees.
“I have the highest regard for the protection of young children,” Moore stated, including that “to be attacked for allegations of badual misconduct contradicts my entire career of the law. I want to make it clear to the media present and the people present I have not provided alcoholic beverages — beer or anything else to minors. I have not been guilty of badual misconduct with anyone. These allegations came four and a half weeks before the general election on Dec. 12. Why now? For 40 years I have been closely scrutinized in the press and public media.”
Moore then ticked off all of the campaigns he ran for elected workplace the place he was investigated and scrutinized by opponents and the media.
“They do investigations in every [race] I’ve ever run,” Moore stated. “I’ve been investigated more than any other person in this country. That these grown women would wait 40 years to come forward right before an election to bring charges is absolutely unbelievable.”
The crowd then broke in short applause.
“The Democrats and Republican establishment know the importance of this election. In fact most people in America know the importance of this election,” Moore stated. “It may well determine the future of our country.”
The report was meant to divert consideration away from different points, Moore continued, and badist former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.
“This article is a prime example of fake news, intended to divert attention from the true issues that affect our country, like healthcare, military readiness, tax reform, immigration, and the national debt. We do not intend to let the Democrats or establishment Republicans or anybody else behind this story to stop this campaign,” Moore stated.
Moore stated new info would come ahead within the subsequent few days in regards to the Post article. He didn’t elaborate on what that info could be.
“There are investigations that are going on. In the next few days there will be revelations about the motivation and the content of this article,” Moore stated. “I do not expect the Washington Post to stop, I think they have a political agenda, and I think they’re running that agenda and everybody in this room, everybody watching on these cameras, should ask themselves it’s strange that after 40 years of constant investigations people have waited from four weeks prior to the investigation to bring their complaints.”