At an Alabama service yesterday, which doubled as a campaign event for Alabama Republican Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel named Tony Barbieri showed up at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama to disrupt the service and protest against the Senate hopeful.
Roy Moore took to Twitter to issue some menacing words to the late night talk show host.
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 30, 2017
Upon seeing the tweet, Kimmel wasted no time in striking back at the accused pedophile.
Sounds great Roy – let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 30, 2017
Several weeks ago, The Washington Post published a bombshell report in which four women – a number that has since grown precipitously – stepped forward to accuse Roy Moore, at the time a District Attorney in his 30s, of engaging in sexual behavior while they were between the ages of 14- and 18-years-old. The story, corroborated by over 30 sources, hardly paints the picture of “Christian values” that Moore so hypocritically espouses on the campaign trail.
After hearing Moore’s tepid defense in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Senators from both sides of the aisle have sided with the accusers and publicly urged Moore to step aside. He has shown no willingness to do so.
Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) threatened to subject Moore to expulsion proceedings in the Senate in the event that he is elected.
“If he were to be sworn in, he would immediately be in a process before the Senate Ethics Committee,” McConnell said at a Wall Street Journal event. “He would be sworn in and be asked to testify under oath and it would be a rather unusual beginning, probably an unprecedented beginning.”
In his desperation to discredit his numerous accusers of sexual misconduct and pedophilia, Moore claimed at a Monday night campaign event that his victims are not to be trusted because real victims would never allow their faces to be seen in the news.
“I’ve represented many victims in cases such as this. I have not seen one who wanted her picture posted on national TV, especially in a political advertisement. The truth is, this is not really odd at all. It is simply dirty politics and it’s a sign of the immorality of our time,” Moore said.
To be clear, this is an accused child molester lecturing people about immoral behavior.
Moore is alleging that every single one of his accusers is lying because no true victim of sexual misconduct could possibly want “her picture posted on national TV.” In other words, he has decided that real sexual assault and rape victims are only found in the shadows and as soon as they speak up, their credibility is decimated. How convenient that would be for people like him.
Trump, however, in a move as shameful as it is unsurprising, endorsed the Republican Senate hopeful.
Roy Moore may feel emboldened to talk a big game on Twitter, but the Alabama Republican lost his chance to engage anyone “man to man” the moment he molested an underage girl. He should be issuing apologies to his victims, not thinly-veiled threats to comedians.