Roy Moore, the failed Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate whose campaign was derailed in part by several women who accused him of inappropriate sexual conduct – including child rape in one case – is suing three of them. Moore and his attorney held a press conference Monday afternoon, alleging the three women engaged in a “conspiracy” to keep him from winning the open Alabama seat.
“”The accusations made against Judge Moore during the US Senate campaign arose from a political conspiracy to destroy his personal reputation and defeat him in the special Senate election for United States Senate,” Moore’s attorney, Melissa Isaak said.
NEW: Attorney for Roy Moore alleges “political conspiracy” in #ALSEN loss to @DougJones: “We intend to show the people of AL that a political conspiracy came about to ruin his campaign & defame his character so the people of Alabama would not vote for him” pic.twitter.com/MvrO2YwNJL
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) April 30, 2018
On Twitter, many were only too happy for the chance to once again mock the man who holds the unique distinction of being removed as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court – twice.
Even an attorney who writes for the right wing website The Federalist couldn’t help but note Moore’s lawsuit claims he has a stellar career with no “hint of scandal.”
Roy Moore’s new complaint takes a rather rosy view of his career. Recall he was kicked off the Supreme Court of Alabama (twice!) for defiance of lawful court orders. pic.twitter.com/alIe0ompVb
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 30, 2018
He also notes the supposed “conspiracy” includes a man who apparently is gay:
As always with Roy Moore it comes back to the Gays. pic.twitter.com/gLEdFiyhOG
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 30, 2018
Several on Twitter shared a similar thought:
When Alabama voters banded together to elect Doug Jones and keep Roy Moore out of elected office, that wasn’t a conspiracy: that was democracy. https://t.co/3T2D5Q9xd6
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) April 30, 2018
— Dean Halter (@DeanHalter) April 30, 2018
Here’s a mock “copy” of Moore’s lawsuit:
EXCLUSIVE: Have obtained a copy of the Roy Moore civil complaint pic.twitter.com/Ajzkc5PVTW
— FiteMeHat (@Popehat) April 30, 2018
Holy shit, his attorney’s website is https://t.co/PrVDA0gVpf. Can’t make this shit up.
— Jackson (@Mactacular_) April 30, 2018
The Alabama special election was a conspiracy.
Those sneaky Democrats really played the long game when they got Roy Moore banned from a mall for being a pedophile 40 years ago.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 30, 2018
When you log onto twitter and see that John Kelly, Iran, R Kelly, Blac Chyna, Roy Moore, and Marco Rubio are all trending. You know today is a mess. pic.twitter.com/nM6Kt88GJR
— jen (@onthelamb_) April 30, 2018
From the “you can’t make this stuff up” file, Melissa Isaak – Roy Moore’s attorney in his new case – specializes in family law and her website’s URL is “https://t.co/4m2WJBZRYJ“. pic.twitter.com/dO48IJbSIo
— Marc Channick (@Sorry_What_Now) April 30, 2018
Failed Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct, saying they’re part of a conspiracy.
He also complained about media reports that he had 9 accusers, saying: “in fact, only 3 women alleged improper conduct.” pic.twitter.com/q5LZpkB7rv
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 30, 2018
Roy Moore’s attorney: “For long enough, the judge has taken the high road.”
— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) April 30, 2018
So, to recap, Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit against three of his accusers, alleging they participated in a conspiracy against him.
Or to put that another way: Please send Roy Moore your donations, dumb people.
— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) April 30, 2018
Image: Screenshot via Facebook
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‘I Made Juneteenth Very Famous’: Trump Raged Against ‘These People’ After Being Forced to Reschedule Tulsa Rally
Donald Trump bristled at moving his comeback rally in Tulsa due to a scheduling conflict with Juneteenth.
The former president had scheduled his first rally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for June 19, 2020, but he was notified — by a Black Secret Service agent, he says — of the date’s historical significance and the extra weight it carried in the days following the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd, according to excerpts from a new book published by The Hill.
Can you imagine “changing the day of the rally in Oklahoma to accommodate these people?” Trump groused, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous thing?”
Murphy and his wife had joined Trump for dinner at his golf club in Bedminster, where the former president told the couple that he was looking forward to packing the arena to show off his electoral strength, but he ultimately agreed to reschedule for a day later — and then claimed credit for popularizing the day marking the end of slavery in the U.S.
“I did something good,” Trump said. “I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”
The rally ultimately drew a much smaller crowd than had been expected, with at least a third of the seats empty at BOK Center, and a spokesman for his campaign later blamed the paltry attendance on “radical protesters.”
Meanwhile, Trump is scheduled to speak tonight at a rally at 9pm ET tonight in support of embattled Nebraska Gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster.
After Herbster, a businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, was accused of sexually assaulting eight women, including a state senator, Republicans throughout the state washed their hands of him, and sitting Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts told him to end his campaign and “get help.”
But according to POLITICO on Thursday, Trump himself is still all in on Herbster’s candidacy.
“Trump did not withdraw his support for Herbster, or scrap plans to hold a Friday evening rally for the candidate in Nebraska. Instead, he doubled down: The former president relayed word that Herbster wasn’t fighting back hard enough, backing plans for Herbster to hold a press conference aggressively denying the allegations and pushing back at his adversaries,” reported Alex Isenstadt.
Watch: Newsmax Host Wants to Know Why Movies ‘Have to Be About LGBTQ People?’ in Anti-Gay Rant
Newsmax propagandist Greg Kelly is jumping on the right’s rapidly growing anti-LGBTQ extremism by denouncing movies with LGBTQ people in them, while likening being LGBTQ to having a hobby – like trains – that he says no one needs to know about.
“I don’t get this be your whole self routine at work or even in art, even in products that you are creating for other people to consume,” Kelly said on Newsmax Wednesday. “For instance, take me, I love model trains. Did you know that? I actually do.”
“I love trains. I love them,” he continued. “I don’t talk about a lot on TV because it’s a pretty niche hobby and not a lot of people are into it. Alright, especially at my age. That’s my thing. I’ll do it on my time and I’m not going to bother you about it fair? You get it? I think that’s a pretty good analogy.”
It’s actually not. What Kelly is talking about is called a hobby. Being LGBTQ is not.
The Newsmax host who, coincidentally is a former Fox News correspondent and host, and the son of former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, then played what appeared to be an internal Walt Disney Company video of an employee talking about including LGBTQ characters in her work.
The segment included her stating: “Like I was just wherever I could just basically adding queerness to like, if you see anything queer in the show [undiscernable] no one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.”
Kelly, who, according to Vanity Fair, has a history of “very racist-seeming tweets,” jumped on that immediately.
“Just have fun with your not-so-secret gay agenda,” he said. “And queerness and putting it in movies and cartoons and where is it been so far? I watch this stuff from time to time. I guess over the years. These are movies you’ve heard of I’ve heard of is this what they’ve been up to all along?” he asked, as the camera pans over classic Disney works like “Mary Poppins.”
(LGBTQ people have been creating Disney classics for decades, or longer. )
“Is this what they will be up to from now on? I don’t think it’s going to help the plotline. You know, movies are about people. Uh, why do they have to be about LGBTQ people or anything like, is the orientation really all that?”
(Full anti-LGBTQ segment on YouTube.)
Newsmax host: “You know, movies are about people. Why do they have to be about LGBTQ people?” pic.twitter.com/y39ycxvXwM
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) March 31, 2022
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Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis violated the spirit of the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation he signed into law Monday afternoon by discussing it in detail while surrounded by young children – a discussion that could lead to a school being sued for thousands of dollars had it happened in a public school classroom.
DeSantis waited until about 45 minutes before press call time to inform reporters that he was signing the bill, where, and when. One publisher surmised he did so to avoid giving opponents the opportunity to protest, while the head of Equality Florida noted he did so at a charter school that is exempt from the bill.
The bill signing and detailed discussion was carried live by CBS News affiliates WPEC and WESH. NCRM has blurred the children’s faces in photos for their protection.
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) March 28, 2022
Here’s DeSantis holding up a copy of a book that the law will now restrict or ban from schools.
— Liz Crawford WTSP (@LizCrawfordWTSP) March 28, 2022
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