With nine women accusing Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, the GOP Senate candidate saw it fit to lecture the country on morals.
Speaking at a press conference Thursday, GOP Senate candidate and accused sexual predator Roy Moore insisted that he won't get out of the race because what the nation really needs is a man like him to restore our moral values.
Moore, who has been accused of sexually harassment and assault by nine different women over the past week, stood alongside "pro-family" leaders in Alabama Thursday and condemned those who have called for him to step down from the Senate race.
"I'll tell you who needs to step down, that's Mitch McConnell," he said.
Moore didn't rebut any of the allegations against him. Instead, he brushed them off as "untrue" and positioned himself as a victim fighting against persecution.
"There's been comments about me taking a stand," Moore, said. "I'll quit standing when they lay me on that box and put me in the ground."
In the most jaw-dropping moment of the press conference, Moore signaled that he would stay in the race because someone needs to bring the truth to Washington, DC and restore our nation's moral compass.
"We need moral value back in our country," Moore said.
According to him, an accused child sexual predator is the right man for that job.
MOORE: I'm proud to stand with the people that I see behind me and with the people of Alabama to bring forth the truth to Washington, DC, not just about — what we stand for or what the people of this country stand for, and an acknowledgement of god, an acknowledgement of the Constitution, and acknowledgement that we need moral value back in our country, and without god, we can never succeed.
While Moore claims to have widespread support among the religious community in Alabama, he was caught lying about having the endorsement of several pastors and churches earlier this week. On Sunday, Moore’s wife, Kayla, published an endorsement letter from over 50 pastors to her Facebook page, who she said were sticking by him even in the face of the child sex abuse allegations.
The next day, it was revealed that this was a copy of a letter posted to Moore’s campaign website during the Senate primary — before he was accused of being a pedophile — with a few new sentences added to make it look like the letter was about the general election.
Many of the pastors and churches on that list have indicated that they no longer support Moore — and they're not alone.
Wednesday night, the most conservative news outlet in Alabama, which had been among his most staunch supporters, abruptly abandoned him, concluding that he was lying and his accusers are telling the truth.
But according to Moore, none of that matters. In his eyes, the moral values of our country are in need of restoration, and an accused sexual predator is just the man to do it.