Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore said Wednesday during a press conference that transgender people don’t have rights, according to the Montgomery Adviser.
“The transgenders don’t have rights,” Moore said.
“They’ve never been denominated as having rights by the US Supreme Court.”
Moore then attacked his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, saying he is taking up “transgender issues and transgender rights in the military.”
“He believes in transgender bathrooms and transgenders in the military. I disagree with him 100 percent,” Moore said.
The Hill added:
Moore is running to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who was tapped by President Trump to lead the Justice Department earlier this year. He’s running against Jones in the December special election.
Moore has previously sparked controversy with his comments on LGBT rights.
Last month, he demanded the impeachment of the federal judge who partially blocked Trump’s ban on transgender troops, calling the judge’s decision “absolutely ridiculous” and a “perfect example of the outlandish doctrine of judicial supremacy whereby judges exalt themselves over the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.”
This comes from the disgraced former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who was suspended last year for violating the state’s canon of judicial ethics after instructing Alabama’s probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage.
Republicans rushed to distance themselves from Moore on Thursday after a woman alleged that he had sexually assaulted her in 1979 when she was just 14 years old, according to an explosive new report in The Washington Post.