Roy Moore Accuses Mitch McConnell of Trying to ‘Steal’ Election in Wild Speech


In his first campaign event since a new round of allegations against him, Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore again denied the charges and went on a wild rant accusing a top Republican of trying to “steal” the election.

During brief remarks in Birmingham, AL, Moore railed against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his “cronies” over their calls for him to exit the race.

“Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama and they will not stand for it,” Moore said. “They overcame $30 million and voted me in the primary. Now they’re trying a different tactic.”

Moore also addressed calls from attorney Gloria Allred — who represents one of his accusers, Beverly Young Nelson — for him to testify under oath about the allegations.

“There’s been comments about me taking the stand,” Moore said. “Yes, I have taken the stand in the past. I’ll take a stand in the future. And I’ll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground.”

Though he hasn’t made any campaign stops, the Alabama Senate candidate has been busy on social media over the past few days. On Wednesday, Moore tweeted an open letter to Sean Hannity — who called on Moore to address inconsistencies in his stories. And on Thursday, Moore blasted McConnell for, in the candidate’s view, adopting a more lenient posture with regard to sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).

Watch above, via Fox News.

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