NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump will appear at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida, next week, a move that brings the president less than 20 miles from the Alabama border just four days before a special election that will decide the fate of embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
"They're the Washington establishment. who don't want to lose their power", Moore said.
When Moore's speech was interrupted by protesters, Barbieri, wearing a "Gimme Moore" t-shirt, jumped up to loudly defend him.
Moore wrote: "If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man". He said that did not only include Democrats and Washington Republicans, but also encompassed "lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender ... who want to change our culture". "The entire time, all the girls are lying?" the man shouted while Moore tried to continue his speech.
Many prominent figures from both sides of the political spectrum publicly denounced Moore, including Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and current House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. Despite accusations that Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with teenagers while he was in his 30s, polls from this week say he's ahead of his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.
Kimmel has been in conservative crosshairs for a while now anyway, ever since he made a public and personal appeal to Congress to not strip Americans of their healthcare earlier this year.
Despite these allegations, and the shrinking support from his own party, Moore made it clear he has no plans to withdraw from the race.
"He denies it. He totally denies it", Trump said.
"He says it didn't happen, and you know, you have to listen to him also", the president added.
The Alabama Republican now has a narrow poll lead against Jones in the special election for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions' appointment as United States attorney general. Trump's press secretary said his schedule will not allow it.