Republican Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester, Roy Moore, appeared to blame members of the LGBT community, liberals, and socialists for the barrage of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him in recent weeks.
Moore called the allegations against him “false and malicious” and accused “Democrats pushing a liberal agenda” of trying to destroy his campaign, according to Buzzfeed.
“When I say they, who are ‘they?'” he asked while speaking at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama.
“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.”
Roy Moore names quite explicitly the “THEY” behind the “malicious” attacks against him. (At a church in Theodore, AL) pic.twitter.com/mccnDyfcK7
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) November 30, 2017
Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that a woman claimed Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32.
Several women have also come forward to accuse Moore a range of behavior, from pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers to sexual assault.
Moore has denied the allegations and has vowed to remain in the race.