Accused child molester and twice-removed State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is set to re-launch his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Democrat Doug Jones. Moore lost to Jones in a special election to fill the Alabama seat held for decades by now-fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Moore, a right wing religious extremist, was publicly asked to not run again by President Donald Trump, and mocked by Jones over the past month as rumors grew of his interest in trying to win the seat again.
The Associated Press, citing three sources familiar with Moore’s “thinking,” reports he is set to announce his entry into the race today. But they warn “the former judge has been unpredictable and could decide at the last minute not to run.”
It does not appear he has great support to run, based on this photo by a reporter for a local Alabama news outlet:
— Sean Ross (@sean_yhn) June 20, 2019
Moore is described as polarizing, and in theory could have a devastating effect on the 2020 election, were he to win the GOP nomination. He could depress Republican turnout, handing Jones another win. While doubtful, he might even depress turnout so much the state could flip and vote for the Democratic candidate for President – although Alabama has not voted for a Democrat since the 1976 election of Jimmy Carter.
In 2017 nine women, according to The New York Times, stepped forward to say Moore, when he was in his 30’s and an assistant district attorney, inappropriately pursued them romantically or sexually when they were still in their teens or early 20’s. One said she feared he was going to rape her. Another described intimate sexual contact that Moore initiated when she was just 14.
According to reports, Moore’s pursuit of young teens was known locally, and it was even rumored he had been banned from the local mall.
Whatever his chances of winning, Moore may choose to run for financial reasons. Last year he begged supporters for money, saying he had “struggled to make ends meet,” and needed help to fight “Gays, lesbians, and transgenders.”
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Fox News Upset Over Biden’s Denouncement of White Supremacy – Because It Might Offend Trump Voters
After the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, Fox News critiqued the 46th president’s speech, taking issue with Biden’s strong denouncement of nativism, racism, and white supremacy – which, they suggested, might offend Trump voters.
Denouncing nativism, racism, and white supremacy was apparently upsetting to Fox News host Martha MacCallum and Fox News contributor Dan Henninger, who is also the deputy editorial page director of The Wall Street Journal.
Trump supporters “might be asking, ‘Why is he bringing up nativism and fear and telling lies for power and profit in the middle of an inaugural speech?'” Henninger asked, as Media Matters reports.
Is President Biden “talking about Donald J. Trump or is he talking about the people who voted for Trump?” he also asked.
“I think a lot of them,” he said, referring to Trump voters, “would be entitled to sit out there and say, ‘I’m not that person.'”
Many Americans would say that voting for a racist, white nationalist, and white supremacist, twice, makes you “that person.”
“And if he is trying to reconcile with the country, it’s one thing for him to be giving his inaugural speech about his grievances with Donald J. Trump, but a lot of people out there who supported Trump and his policies did not agree with some of those ideas,” he added.
It’s important to also note that President Biden – who did not mention Trump – did not support an illegal, seditious, insurrectionist, and unconstitutional attempt to overturn an election, so he is not the one who needs to “reconcile” with the country.
MacCallum added that President Biden “talked about nativism, racism and fear. And, you know, it kind of fits in to the litany of words that we’ve heard about, the ‘deplorables,’ about ‘clinging to guns and religion,’ about ‘cults’ and people being — need to be ‘deprogrammed.'”
For context, here’s are the words President Biden said in his inaugural speech that were so upsetting to Fox News.
“Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have long torn us apart,” President Biden said. “The battle is perennial. Victory is never assured. Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks, our “better angels” have always prevailed. In each of these moments, enough of us came together to carry all of us forward. And, we can do so now. History, faith, and reason show the way, the way of unity.”
Separately, he also said: “And now, a rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”
It’s hard to see how anyone who isn’t a political extremist, white supremacist, or domestic terrorist could take issue with that.
Fox News complains that President Biden’s criticism of white supremacy will offend Trump supporters
— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 20, 2021
Man Arrested After Threatening to ‘Go Out in a Blaze of Glory’ During Biden’s Inauguration: Report
Authorities allege that a man arrested in Pennsylvania for making threats against Joe Biden said he would “go out in a blaze of glory” on Inauguration Day, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
“On Tuesday, Kris John Kinsey, 61, was arraigned on charges alleging he made threats to Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, their supporters, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Kinsey, of Nockamixon, is charged with a felony of prohibited possession of a firearm, as well as misdemeanor offenses of possessing an instrument of crime, making terroristic threats and drug charges,” the newspaper reported.
“State police said Kinsey was arrested in a wooded area in the 700 block of Sunday Road in Durham on Friday morning. Kinsey was wanted out of Elyria, Ohio, on charges alleging he made threats to government officials on his Facebook page, according to authorities. Elyria is a city about 30 miles southwest of Cleveland. He was arraigned on his Ohio charges and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of 10% of $4.6 million bail,” the newspaper explained. “Pennsylvania State Police filed their own charges with the same allegations Monday.”
District Judge Gary Gambardella held Kinsey in the Bucks County Jail with bail set at $9.2 million. The judge cited the seditious nature of the attack while explaining the high bail.
President Joe Biden was sworn-in and took office on Wednesday while Kinsey was held behind bars.
Kinsey has a felony conviction out of Texas that prevents him from legally owning a firearm, but authorities say they found a semiautomatic handgun while searching his campsite.
Read the full report.
Trump Issues One More Pardon From Mar-a-Lago, With Just Minutes to Spare – to Ex Husband of Fox News Host
On almost every Saturday night for the past four years former judge, Jeanine Pirro, has used her Fox News show to praise and defend President Donald Trump, frequently in a screaming rant. Pirro is close friends with the soon-to-be former president, so it surprised some that her ex-husband’s name was not on the list of 143 pardons and commutations Trump released overnight.
That list now stands at 144.
Albert Pirro, Trump’s former real estate attorney, has just been granted a full pardon by President Donald Trump, literally with minutes remaining in his term.
New: Trump has pardoned Al Pirro, who was convicted of tax fraud. Pirro has previously worked with Trump on real estate deals and is the ex-husband of Fox host Jeanine Pirro.
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) January 20, 2021
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