It’s hard to say. Roy Moore may be just another sex-perv politician, the kind everyone hates, or he could be the biggest victim of a fake news barrage since President Trump.
A pastor in Alabama said he received a voice mail Tuesday from an individual falsely claiming to be a reporter with The Washington Post and seeking women “willing to make damaging remarks” about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in exchange for money.
The call comes days after The Post reported on allegations that 70-year-old Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl nearly four decades ago, sparking calls by some Republicans for him to abandon his campaign for the U.S. Senate in a special election to be held Dec. 12.
Pastor Al Moore of Creola, Alabama, said that he received the call on his cellphone a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday from a private number, which he did not answer. The caller, claiming to be “Bernie Bernstein,” left a 27-second voicemail, which Moore played for local CBS-affiliate WKRG.
Unlike the sex perverts in Hollywood, Moore has denied the allegations against him and plans to continue his campaign.