Things to Know About Roy Moore, GOP Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama

Roy Moore (photo Julie Bennett / jbennett@al.com)

THINGS TO KNOW about Roy Moore, who won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senator in Alabama:

Moore believes biblical law should override the U.S. Constitution.

Moore was twice suspended as the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to obey laws he saw as at odds with his religious beliefs.

Moore has said that parts of America are under Muslim sharia law.

Moore suggested that the 9/11 attacks happened because the country had forsaken God’s “word and trust.”

Moore said of Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Maybe he’s more akin to me than I know.”

Moore first rose to national attention in 2001 after he placed a two-ton monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, the state’s disciplinary board for judges, charged Moore with six counts of violating judicial ethics.

Four months after that, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore for the duration of his term; a majority of the court’s judges had wanted to remove him from office entirely.

As the Republican nominee, Moore is favored to be the next U.S. Senator from Alabama.

 

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