Roy Moore Tells Republicans To ‘Take A Stand’ And Support Kavanaugh Amid Allegations

Roy Moore Tells Republicans To ‘Take A Stand’ And Support Kavanaugh Amid Allegations

Disgraced former Senate nominee and Alabama Supreme Court justice Roy Moore called on Republicans in Washington to get behind embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when the two were in high school.

Moore, who saw his Alabama Senate run fall short last year following multiple reports that he engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls, told right-wing news outlet One America News on Wednesday that the GOP needs to rally behind Kavanaugh in the wake of Ford’s accusations. He further indicated that the sexual assault allegations were part of a Democratic conspiracy to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination, parroting the claims he made during his own campaign.

“I think they need to take a stand,” he exclaimed. “I think they need to do what their conscience dictates. They know what’s happening.”

Moore continued, “It’s so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event … 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.”

The ultra-conservative ex-judge went on to say that the Democrats weren’t interested in “transparency” or getting to the truth but instead wanted to put Republicans in a “Catch-22” by forcing them to take a side.

After Moore’s OAN interview began drawing notice online, media folks chimed in and noted that this was likely the last person Kavanaugh and Republicans wanted to hear from.

Watch the clip above, via OAN.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.