Moore responds to opponent’s ‘Embarrassment’ comment
October 20, 2017 Share

Moore responds to opponent’s ‘Embarrassment’ comment

PHOTO: Moore speaking at a Baptist Church. On Thursday, Moore issued a scathing response to Democratic Nominee Doug Jones’ comment that Alabama is an, “embarrassment.” (Wikimedia Commons)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor

tyler@southerntorch.com

MONTGOMERY, Ala. —  Last Wednesday, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Doug Jones caused a stir while speaking to a crowd at a fish fry and rally in Mobile County last Wednesday.

“I’m not a perfect candidate or a perfect person, but I will tell you, what we represent is going forward in this state. Roy Moore represents a backward look. I’m tired of Alabama being an embarrassment around the country,” Jones told the crowd.

Late Thursday, Judge Roy Moore Released a statement regarding Jones’ embarrassment: 

On Wednesday, the liberal Democrat nominee for Senate Doug Jones said, “I’m tired of Alabama being an embarrassment around the country,” as reported by John Sharp of al.com.
 
Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead responded Thursday afternoon to Jones’ comments.
 
“Alabama needs a senator in Washington who is proud of this state, someone who will be a strong ambassador for Alabama. We don’t need an Obama-like senator who goes on an apology tour for Alabama like President Obama did for America. Doug Jones’ comments are reminiscent of the condescending remarks made by Barack Obama about people who bitterly cling to their guns and religion,” Armistead observed. “Yet it makes sense in a way: Doug Jones is a left-wing extremist who told MSNBC he doesn’t support any restrictions on abortion. He clearly has little in common with the values of most Alabamians – so his disdain for our state is as sincere as his beliefs are extreme.”
 
“A lifelong Alabamian, Roy Moore served this state and our country with distinction as an Army officer in Vietnam,” Armistead said. “Roy Moore will be a proud ambassador in Washington for our values and our people, should the people of this great state elect him senator on December 12th.”

The most recent polling conducted by Strategy Research for Raycom News Network displayed a 11 percent lead for Moore.

The survey polled 3,000 likely Alabama voters, with nine percent remaining undecided. The poll was conducted on Monday of this week. Interestingly, the poll also gave a 55 percent approval rating for President Donald Trump in Alabama; with the Jones/Moore vote being split along those lines.

The poll did show, however, that 13 percent of voters who support President Trump are planning on voting for Jones.

The vote to decide who will fill Jeff Sessions’ seat will be decided in 43 days; with voters going to the polls on December 12. 

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