Friday's HOT MIC
If Roy Moore is elected and manages to avoid expulsion by the ethics committee, he is going to be an absolute gem as a quote machine.
At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was "great." Moore responded: "I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction." The individual who asked the question was among the few African-Americans in attendance at the rally, according to the Los Angeles Times. In stating this, Moore seemingly implied he'd be able to overlook the enslavement of other human beings as long as families are "united," an interesting perspective from a man accused of repeatedly preying on young girls.
Moore's remarks were featured in an article from the Times in September, but resurfaced Thursday in a viral tweet from Eric Columbus, a former Obama administration official. "Can't make this up—Roy Moore said in September that the last time America was great was when we had slavery," Columbus tweeted.
Taken with Moore's previous comment where he agreed with Putin that America is the focus of evil in the modern world, Senator Roy Moore should prove to be a spectacular addition to the Senate.
Please...make it stop.