Former Judge Roy Moore dismissed the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a speech at a church in Alabama on Nov. 29 and told the congregation that the accusations were merely part of "dirty politics."
Speaking at a service at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church on Wednesday, Moore addressed the controversial allegations of sexual misconduct against him amid his bid for a U.S. Senate seat. He said that no such accusations had surfaced in his 40 years of public service until recently and claimed the Democrats do not want him in Washington because of his conservative beliefs, WEAR TV relayed.
"I do not know any of these women, did not date any of these women and not engaged in any sexual misconduct with anyone," said Moore.
He described the Democrats by saying: "They're liberals, they don't want conservative values. They're the lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture."
Moore's speech during the service was interrupted by a man who asked if all of his accusers were just lying. That man, including another one clad in a "Gimme Moore" shirt who yelled, was later escorted from the church.
The embattled Republican candidate vowed to adhere to his Christian values if he is elected on Dec. 12. He also promised to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
During a breakfast held by The Christian Science Monitor on Nov. 30, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Senate Republicans will have to seat Moore if he wins in the upcoming special election. She said there was no constitutional basis not to do so as the only requirements for the position were his citizenship, residence, and age, CNN reported.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) previously said the Senate Republicans ought to expel Moore if he wins. Collins, who expressed support for Moore's opponent, Sen. Luther Strange, said her upcoming actions will rely on the results of the Senate Ethics Committee's investigation on the issue.