A Democratic lawmaker says that a supporter of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) called her office pretending to be a reporter before becoming enraged and shouting racial slurs at the congresswoman and her staff.
Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreOn The Money: Dow plunges more than 1,800 points as rising COVID-19 cases roil Wall Street | Trump rips Fed after Powell warns of ‘long road’ to recovery Nursing homes under scrutiny after warnings of seized stimulus checks Senators press IG to act to prevent nursing homes from seizing coronavirus checks MORE (D-Wis.) tweeted Tuesday afternoon that “another” Roy Moore supporter had called her office posing as a reporter for The Associated Press. Once their “cover was blown,” she said, the person called the congresswoman and others in the room the n-word and other racial slurs.
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“Another #RoyMoore supporter just called my office posing as an @AP reporter,” the Wisconsin Democrat tweeted.
“Once their cover was blown they started screaming & called me & my staff the n-word & other racial slurs,” she added. “I won’t be intimidated. I won’t stop speaking out. You will not shut me down. Believe it.”
A request for further details from Gwen Moore’s office was not immediately answered.
Roy Moore is battling Democratic candidate Doug Jones as voters head to the polls Tuesday in Alabama’s special election for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State ‘certificate of need’ laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (R-Ala.).
The former Alabama Supreme Court justice is facing sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women who say he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE has vocally supported the Republican candidate despite the accusations against him, casting Jones as a liberal supporter of abortion and weak on immigration. Moore holds a slight lead over Jones heading into the special election, according to the RealClearPolitics polling index.
Moore has denied the accusations, which he has called a joint effort between news outlets and Jones’s campaign to discredit him.