(SL) – Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says America was great during the days of slavery. Moore made the comment earlier this year, and it resurfaced in a viral tweet Thursday.
The comment comes from a report in the “Los Angeles Times” published last September. Moore was asked when America was last great, and he acknowledged that the U.S. had a history of racial tensions.
He then said, “I think it was great at the time when families were united–even though we had slavery, they cared for one another.” Moore has been under fire for multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
In related new, One of Roy Moore’s accusers is denying reports that she forged the Alabama Senate candidate’s signature in her high school yearbook. The attorney for Beverly Young Nelson said they’ve confirmed the writing belongs to Moore. Gloria Allred told a press conference today that Nelson admits to adding the date to the end of the message as a way to remember when the yearbook was signed.