Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been avoiding non-right-wing media since allegations of sexual misconduct were made by the Washington Post, appeared on Monday on the radio show of Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association host who shares Moore’s penchant for anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim bigotry.
Fischer lobbed softballs to Moore, claiming that all the allegations against him had been debunked. Not surprisingly, Moore agreed, and portrayed himself as the victim of dirty politics: “What they’ve done to me is not only unforgivable, it’s just pure hatred, and it’s pure spite and it’s pure evil and wrong.”
Moore said that people in the Washington establishment “do not want me to take the truth of our Constitution and our God to Washington, D.C.” He said the attacks on him are evidence that “immorality permeates every aspect of our society” and the only way to bring back morality is for the country to acknowledge that Almighty God is the “true source” of morality.
The two celebrated President Donald Trump’s full-throated endorsement-by-Twitter on Monday morning, but Fischer said he has been “deeply disappointed” that even some conservative Republicans he respects have “ditched” and “abandoned” Moore. He did not name names, but presumably he’s talking about people like Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee who had endorsed Moore but then withdrew their support. Moore said some people are weak and just want to preserve their reputations, power and prestige.
Fischer brought up progressive funder George Soros, saying that he is funding efforts to get former felons registered to vote. While Moore passed up on the chance to take a cheap shot at former felons, he was happy to say what he thinks about Soros:
“He is pushing an agenda and his agenda is sexual in nature, his agenda is liberal, and not what Americans need. It’s not our American culture. Soros comes from another world that I don’t identify with. I wish I could face him directly. And I’d tell him the same thing. No matter how much money he’s got, he’s still going to the same place that people who don’t recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going. And that’s not a good place.”