GOP Candidate Roy Moore Says America Was “Great” During Slavery: Refers to Native People as “Reds”

GOP senatorial candidate says America was great during slavery because of family values.

Published December 9, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — On the last weekend prior to next Tuesday’s special election to fill the Senate seat once occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a September Los Angeles Times article raises some concerns about GOP Candidate Roy Moore’s racial sensitivity.

Roy Moore has fond memories of slavery.

Already under fire for allegations of sexual harassment of under-aged teens when he was a man in his 30s and the district attorney, Moore is now facing pushback on his statements about America being great during slavery. The widespread allegations against Moore brought to light he even banned from malls by security because of his reputation for preying on young teen girls. They also involve him attempting to have sex with one or two of the under-aged teen girls.

In the Los Angeles Times article, Moore refers to American Indians and Asian Americans as “reds and yellows.” In the same article, Moore said the felt the last time America was “great” was during slavery.

“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.”

On Saturday morning, President Donald Trumptweeted:

“Need your vote to Make America Great Again! Jones will always vote against what we must do for our Country.”

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