A Republican vying for Alabama's Senate seat is coming under fire for using racial slurs to describe Native Americans and Asians during a campaign speech. Roy Moore referred to "reds and yellows" while expressing regret about the divisions between Americans during a speech Sunday.
Moore is a conservative former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who is leading in polls ahead of the Republican primary runoff election next week. If his name is familiar it should be – he’s the one who fought over keeping a monument to the Ten Commandments outside the courthouse in which he presided (he was removed from his post for that) and refusing to follow the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage (he was removed for that, too).
Moore has also suggested that the terror attacks of 9/11 were punishment from God. For his part, President Trump endorsed Moore's opponent, Senator Luther Strange, who was appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions this year.
Source: NBC News