Disgraced former judge and Senate candidate Roy Moore is seeking a resurrection.
After he lost his bid to take over former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat to Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), giving the ruby red state a Democratic senator for the first time in 25 years, Moore has managed to keep himself in headlines by suing a comedian who tricked him into participating in a “pedophile detector” test.
Now Moore is “seriously considering” another Senate bid in 2020, his wife Kayla Moore said in an email sent out to supporters this week, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s survival in the face of sexual assault allegations as proof Roy Moore could make a comeback.
“In 2017, Republicans and Democrats alike conspired to defeat Judge Moore in the U.S. Senate special election. Groups spent upwards of $50 million dollars to spread falsehoods and deceit among Alabama voters. Then there was Kavanaugh,” Kayla Moore wrote. “It was no strange coincidence that only 10 months later these same false and scurrilous tactics would again be used in the midst of a very important Supreme Court nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. Judge Kavanaugh would survive to be appointed to that high court.”
Roy Moore has consistently blamed his special election loss on allegations that he molested teenage girls when he was in his 30s that surfaced during his campaign. He’s blamed the media, Democrats and Republicans alike for his demise. Roy Moore has said he’s “seriously considering” a bid before. In March he told Focal Point radio show’s Bryan Fischer that the 2017 race was “stolen” from him.
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