Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett called for Alabama voters to reject GOP candidate Roy Moore in an op-ed published Tuesday on Fox’s website.
Jarrett called Moore “political poison” and urges Moore to drop out of the race after nine women have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Moore, including assault.
“If Moore has a conscience, he will do what is right — quit the race to be the next U.S. senator from Alabama,” Jarrett writes. “But he won’t do it, of course. His record shows that he rarely does the right thing. He is consistently self-absorbed and self-righteous — a man full of guile, but not an ounce of shame.”
Jarrett points to the mounting allegations against Moore as “compelling” and having a “ring of truth” to them, while “Moore’s denials do not.”
Jarrett described a recent NBC interview with Moore accuser Leigh Corfman, who, he writes, “makes a powerful and compelling case that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a 14-year-old child.”
Jarrett concludes that Moore would be “destructive, not constructive” as a senator.
He adds that Moore “should be repudiated by voters” on Dec. 12, when he faces off against Democrat Doug Jones.
“[Moore] pretends to embrace the law,” Jarrett writes. “But in truth, he has shown nothing but contempt for the rule of law whenever it fails to conform to his own religiously driven interpretation. On this basis alone, Roy Moore is not fit to serve in the United States Senate. The appalling accusations of sexual assault and harassment only reinforce that conclusion.”