Judge Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Alabama's upcoming special Senate election, denies allegations that he romantically pursued teenagers as young as 14 when he was in his 30s. Even if the allegations are true, one statewide elected official in Alabama said it's "much ado about nothing."
“There is nothing to see here,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner.
Asked whether or not the report would upend Moore’s campaign, Ziegler predicted that Alabama voters would be angrier at the Washington Post for “desperately trying to get something negative” than Moore for his dalliances with teenage girls decades ago.
“He’s clean as a hound’s tooth,” Ziegler claimed, before relying on Scripture to defend Moore.“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler said choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”
Virginia Republican Corey Stewart this weekend also defended U.S. Senate candidate Moore on Friday.
“These allegations are 40 years old. Forty years old, and they’re unsubstantiated,” Stewart said. “There’s no way to prove it.”
Stewart spoke at the Old South Ball, with one massive flag hanging above him, the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors promised to protect Confederate monuments in the state with his life.
"Over my dead body when I'm governor of Virginia are we ever going to take down the statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson or any hero of the Commonwealth of Virginia," he said to respondent cheers.