By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Senate candidate and former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (R), was in Pell City speaking to the St. Clair County Republican Executive Committee, plus dozens of guests.
Former Chief Justice Moore said that the people of America voted for change in November. Moore said that they have not gotten that change because of the establishment in both the Democratic and Republican parties. The Senate does not even take up half of the bills coming from the House.
Moore said that even though the Republicans control the Senate they are so opposed to implementing the Trump agenda that they did not recess. One or two Senator stayed behind in DC to prevent Donald Trump from being able to make any recess appointments, like other Presidents have been able to do.
Judge Moore said that the reason that Mitch McConnell (R from Kentucky) and the DC lobbyists are pouring $millions into the Senate race to help Sen. Luther Strange is that “They are trying to control your vote.” Moore said that Senators get to liking the power and the privilege of the office and you get people there who care only about keeping their job. Moore said, “I am not worried about that.” Moore joked, I have very good at not keeping my job.
Moore thanked his campaign manager, Rich Hobson; his campaign chairman, former Alabama Republican Party chairman Bill Armistead; and his wife, Kayla. He and Kayla have four children.
Judge Moore said, “I was reared near here in Etowah County; and I live not very far from here just across the County line. I served on the bench with Judge Bill Weathington and Judge Jim Hill, who is now a state Representative. “They are some of the best judges in the state.” You in St. Clair County elect some excellent judges.
Moore quoted from a CNN article on July 2nd that said there is little fear that Democrats could win the seat; but Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he does not want ‘a GOP rebel in a conference that is already difficult to manage.’
Judge Moore said that Mitch McConnell “cannot manage me.”
Moore also discussed his book, Abuse of Power about the controversial United States Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, “Obergefell versus Hodges.”
Moore said, “We are seeing a time in which we are living in which judges and justices have put themselves ahead of the Constitution. I am a lawyer. I am not against lawyers. I am not against judges, but lawyers have determined that 5 lawyers can rule the country through judicial fiat and that is not my words but those of Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts said what they did in Obergefell versus Hodges is a form of theft of liberty from the people. The former Chief Justice quoted Justice Scalia, ‘the majority has no basis in the Constitution or in precedent.”
Moore said on the transgenderism movement, “We are saying that a man can be a woman or a woman can be a man. That is impossible. I don’t care what you think, that is scientifically impossible. We are contradicting nature and calling it law.”
Moore said that he supports term limits, but said that it will never pass the Congress so the states should do it through an Article V Constitutional convention.
In the most recent polling, Judge Moore was leading with 30 percent of likely Republican Primary voters. Sen. Luther Strange was in second at 22 percent, and Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) was third with 19 percent. 12 percent preferred one of the other six candidates and 17 percent were still undecided.
Moore said, “We are leading in the polls and have been leading in the polls from the very beginning.” “My prayer to God is that I don’t win if that is not His will.”
The Major Party Primaries are on August 15, 2017.