Failed Alabama State Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) has been hinting that he may run once again, in 2020, and took to Twitter Tuesday in an attempt to troll Democrat Doug Jones, who won Alabama’s special election in 2017.
But like his aforementioned failed State Senate run, Moore’s attempts in the troll department failed spectacularly, The New Civil Rights Movement reports.
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Perhaps he means to worry Jones and his potential GOP opponent Bradley Byrne by hinting about this. And he referred to a tweet by The Hill’s Scott Wong, which quoted Byrne. But according to Wong’s tweet, Byrne wasn’t particularly worried. He even welcomed Moore to jump in.
What is Bradley so worried about? https://t.co/G0kgj4caIP
— Judge Roy Moore (@RealJudgeMoore) May 28, 2019
But Twitter users weren’t having it. And they let Moore, who faced allegations ranging from inappropriate sexual behavior, child molestation, to attempted rape (including one alleged victim who says she was only 14 at the time), know just how they felt.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was one of the first to take a shot, tweeting “Totally” and even referring to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 28, 2019
Others who doubt Moore’s chances also joined in.
— Will Shuford (@ShufordWill) May 28, 2019
I'll be the first to say that past performance isn't an indicator of future results, but in this case, I'm fairly sure it is
— Robert Freiberg (@Fryz123_) May 28, 2019
I believe history proves otherwise…
— Leo Ashe (@theleoashe) May 28, 2019
— ✶New✶Year's✶Steve✶ (@Herodedalus) May 28, 2019
— That Which Lurks (@LograyX) May 28, 2019
Cause that totally went well for you the first time
— Patrick Quinn (@DrQuatrick) May 28, 2019
It's a massive moral failing on the part of the GOP that Roy Moore can even *contemplate* running for the nomination again.
But it's also a reminder that the GOP does not see the mistreatment of women and girls as a moral failure.
— a little bit snitty (@clofwhoville) May 28, 2019
Alabama is a deeply red state and some see Jones as vulnerable, The Hill notes. What’s particularly worrisome about this is that some polls show Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, well ahead of the other GOP candidates.
Republican officials in Washington are dead set against Moore winning and say they will do whatever they can to keep him from winning the GOP nomination, largely because they are worried this will only hand Jones the election.
Let’s hope this is true. There’s more than enough evidence that this man is a misogynist of the worst stripe. Including at least one instance in which a young girl claims he took off her shirt and pants and touched her through her bra and underpants.
Hopefully Alabama’s women voters will remember this.
Byrne and Moore aren’t the only Republicans running for the Senate seat. Rep. Arnold Mooney and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville are also in contention for the seat. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has decided against running.