Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore said in an iHeartRadio interview with Sean Hannity Friday that he refused to debate his Democratic opponent Doug Jones during the campaign because of his “very liberal” stance on “transgenderism.”
“We’ve refused to debate them because of their very liberal stance on transgenderism and transgenderism in the military and in bathrooms. They are desperate,” Moore told Hannity.
Moore’s controversial comments come just a day after he stated during a press conference that “the transgenders don’t have rights.”
“The transgenders don’t have rights,” Moore said. “They’ve never been denominated as having rights by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
“He believes in transgender bathrooms and transgenders in the military. I disagree with him 100 percent,” Moore added, referring to Jones.
The Hill added:
The Alabama Republican has vowed to remain the race after a Washington Post investigation reported that Moore is accused of initiating an unwanted sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago while serving as an assistant district attorney.
Moore on Friday again denied the allegations, calling them an effort by Jones’ campaign and the Post to derail his campaign.
“I had nothing to do with this, this is a completely manufactured store meant to defrock this campaign,” Moore told Hannity. “They are losing, they are 11 points behind, they don’t like my acknowledgment that there is a God.”
“These allegations are completely false and misleading,” he added.
“But more than that, it hurts me personally because you know, I’m a father. I have one daughter, I have five granddaughters, and I have a special concern for the protection of young ladies.”