By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign accused the reporters from the Washington Post of sleazy tactics and innuendo in the recent story related to Moore and the Foundation for Moral Law.
“The story was full of all of the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,” Armistead said. “Judge Moore is man of impeccable character who served our country during a time of war in Vietnam and is a true patriot who does not back down from those who violate our constitution. He has always served with integrity and according to the highest ethical standards.”
Chairman Armistead said, “It should be noted that the Washington Post is one of the most liberal newspapers in the country, endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for President, and has become the volunteer attack dog against conservatives for the Democrat National Committee. The two investigative reporters who wrote this piece on Judge Moore have 20 articles to their individual or collective credit since last year. Of those 20 articles, 17 are hits on either President Trump, Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon, or other conservative issues or initiatives. That should tell you everything you need to know about their purpose in life.”
“Voters in Alabama can see through the sleazy tactics of the Washington Post who are trying to discredit Judge Moore. They may have declared war on Judge Moore but Alabamians will have the final say when they send Judge Moore to the U.S. Senate on December 12th”, Armistead concluded.
Moore’s opponent, Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones meanwhile seized on the moment. In a statement, Jones said the Post’s report “was another example of Moore’s dishonesty.”
“Once again, we see that Roy Moore has put his own interests ahead of the people of Alabama,” Jones said. “This time, Moore misled the public and charitable donors by arranging a secret deal where he pocketed more than $1 million from his charity for part-time work.”
The allegations in the Post’s story were already reported on by The Alabama Political Reporter and numerous other media outlets during the GOP Primary. Moore’s GOP primary rival, U.S. Sen. Luther Strange had already used those claims in the GOP Primary effort to little real effect despite spending millions of dollars.
Recent polling by Montgomery-based polling firm Cygnal has Moore leading this race by eight points. JMC Analytics did a poll a week earlier showing Moore leading by eight points.
Moore and Jones will face each other in the special general election on Dec. 12.