Former Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday urged Republicans to “take a stand” and support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him, adding that he believes the Democrats are using Kavanaugh’s accuser as a political pawn.
“I think they need to take a stand,” the accused child molester said in an interview with the pro-Trump One American News network. “I think they need to do what their conscience dictates. They know what’s happening.”
The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court was accused by several women of having had sexual relationships with him when they were teenagers and he was a 30-something district attorney.
“It’s so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event,” Moore told OAN. “But these come up right before an election or a confirmation, and I think the Republicans need to take a stand. I think a lot of them don’t. They don’t like criticism.”
Moore then claimed that Democrats have brought forward sexual misconduct allegations for political gain.
“I think they don’t care about transparency, they just use it because it’s effective,” he said. “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.”