Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore once again said that the allegations of sexual harassment against him are false and malicious. He appeared to blame members of the LGBT community, liberals and socialists for the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him, The Hill reported.
“When I say they, who are ‘they? They’re liberals. They don’t hold conservative values. They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God. They’re the Washington establishment…who don’t want to lose their power,” Moore said while speaking at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama.
Moore has denied the allegations against him and promised not to give up. The Senate candidate has talked in the past about LGBT rights and has sparked controversy. In October he called for the impeachment of a federal judge who blocked a ban on transgender people joining the military. President Donald Trump announced the ban in July. Moore thinks that the judge’s decision is ridiculous and an example of the outlandish doctrine of judicial supremacy whereby judges exalt themselves over the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.
Meanwhile, female members of the Senate called for a change of Senate’s rules for preventing sexual harassment. They say that the rules were written to protect men. According to The Hill, female senators, 21 out of 100, want to take quick action and fire a warning shot at colleagues and senior staff who they feel face little accountability for harassing behavior under the current rules.
“We’ve heard about the procedure that’s in place right now, which is ridiculous. It needs to be changed and there are a number of us who are visiting about it and getting it done,” said Senator Deb Fischer.