GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore continued denying allegations of sexual misconduct with minors 40 years ago. At a Veterans Day speech in Vestavia Hills, he defended his character and found lots of support.
Supporters like businessman Guy Carter says he will not allow the controversy to be a distraction.
Carter says: “I’ve stepped up my game to help campaign for him and just donated some money to his campaign today.” He left Saturday’s meeting of the Mid Alabama Republican Club carrying an armload of Roy Moore yard signs.
Not everyone in the crowd agreed with Moore’s defense. There were a few protesters outside of the Vestavia Hills Library.
Rupa Kitchens says the timing was right for Leigh Corfman to share her story with The Washington Post on allegations from Moore’s past. “She put patriotism over her own personal sanity, because I think she could not have lived with someone like this representing us in the U.S. Senate,” Kitchens says.
Moore, the Alabama’s former chief Supreme Court Judge, faces Democrat Doug Jones in a December special election. Alabama hasn’t had a Democrat in the U.S. Senate since Howell Heflin retired about 20 years ago