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Not The Onion: Roy Moore urges Republicans to ignore Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegation

The failed Alabama Senate candidate is no stranger to accusations of sexual misconduct.

Roy Moore departs on his horse, Sassy, after voting in Gallant, Alabama on December 12, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Roy Moore departs on his horse, Sassy, after voting in Gallant, Alabama on December 12, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Failed Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore is urging fellow Republicans to “take a stand” against Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her.

Moore, who was accused of sexually abusing and harassing multiple underage girls prior to his upset loss to Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) in last December’s special election, suggested during an interview with conservative network One America News on Wednesday that Ford’s allegation about attempted rape in high school was made up by Democrats to hurt Kavanaugh.

“I think they need to take a stand. I think they need to do what their conscience dictates. They know what’s happening. It’s so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event … but these come up right before an election or a confirmation, and I think the Republicans need to take a stand.”

Moore, who co-authored a textbook which argued women shouldn’t be allowed to run for office, claimed Democrats aren’t interested in finding out what really happened between Ford — who goes by Dr. Blasey professionally — and President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

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“I think they don’t care about transparency, they just use it because it’s effective. They know that on the one hand you offend women if you believe somebody that says they weren’t guilty of sexual misconduct. On the other hand, if you don’t believe them, you’re condemning the person accused of guilt to prove his own innocence. It’s a Catch-22.”

After losing a special election in a state that Trump carried by nearly 30 percentage points in 2016, Moore lashed out at transgender people, liberal judges, and his opponent’s gay son. The Alabama Republican still hadn’t conceded as of February, even though his Democratic challenger is now a senator.