Roy Moore: 'Obviously, I've made a few people mad'

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:09:53 PM. 'Why am I being harassed by the media (who are) pushing these allegations in the last 30 days of this campaign?'
Embattled former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told a crowd of supporters during a Baptist conference in Clarke County Tuesday that America is in a "spiritual battle" for acknowledgement of God in society, but offered little about a controversy that threatens his political career. In a 32-minute speech during a conference entitled "God Save America," Moore said he seems to have been the one person of late who has united Democrats and Republicans, and believes that millions of dollars raised against his Senate candidacy in Alabama is related to his deep-rooted Christian beliefs. It was his first major public appearance since five women came forward alleging he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. "Obviously, I've made a few people mad," Moore said during an evening filled with preaching from pastors and songs from a youth choir. "I'm the only one who can unite Democrats and Republicans because I seem to be opposed by both," Moore said on the same day the Republican National Committee withdrew from a joint fundraising agreement with the ex-judge's campaign. "They've spent over $30 million to take me out. They've done everything they could and now they are together to keep me from Washington, and why? It has a lot to do about what we are talking about here tonight." 'Harassed by media' Moore did not directly address the specific allegations that he engaged in inappropriate and sexual contact with teenage girls about 40 years ago, when he was a...Read more
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