Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Says Last Time America Was 'Great' Was During 'Slavery'
Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct, recently said that America was last great when slavery still existed.
A September Los Angeles Times article on Moore recently resurfaced, which includes an exchange between him and a black person attendance at a rally in Florence, Alabama, where the latter asked the former when he thought America was last “great.”
“I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another….Our families were strong, our country had a direction,” Moore said.
Moore also reportedly referred to Native Americans and Asian Americans as “reds and yellows” during the same event.
The Republican Senate candidate has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine women, with the women alleging he “pursued them” when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s. This week Donald Trump officially endorsed Moore on Twitter, writing “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
In related news, a proposal to impeach Trump was overwhelmingly rejected recently. Led by Democratic Representative Al Green, the impeachment attempt was sidelined through a vote of 364-58, with House Democrats siding with Republicans to defeat the measure. Only 58 Democrats supported the proposal while the others believed that it was a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.
Green’s articles of impeachment cited Trump’s offensive rhetoric directed toward racial and ethnic groups such as Latinos, Muslims, and black people in the United States. Green also referenced Trump’s remarks following the violence that took place in Charlottesville during the Unite the Right white supremacist rally, as well as his repeated criticisms of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.