Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was interrupted by a heckler Wednesday night as he defended himself once again at a south Alabama church against allegations of sexual misconduct. (Nov. 30)
ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has entered the U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama. Republican candidate Roy Moore doesn’t find it funny.
Kimmel opened the conflict, sending Jake Byrd, aka comedian Tony Barbieri, to a Moore rally at an Alabama church on Wednesday, according to AL.com.
The Republican Senate nominee, who is accused of sexual misconduct with teen girls while in his 30s, accused Kimmel of mocking “our Christian values.”
“(C)ome down to Alabama and do it man to man,” tweeted Moore, whose actual Senate opponent is Democrat Doug Jones.
Kimmel seemed more than happy to take up Moore’s challenge, jabbing back with his own tweet: “Sounds great Roy – let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!”
Moore hit back at the late-night host, tweeting: “Despite D.C. and Hollywood Elites’ bigotry towards southerns, Jimmy, we’ll save you a seat on the front pew.”
To which Kimmel replied: “OK Roy, but I’m leaving my daughters at home! P.S. – wear that cute little leather vest,” a reference to Moore’s clothing during a campaign event where he brandished a pistol.
Kimmel plans to address the issue on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11:35 p.m. ET/PT). Is there really no such thing as bad publicity? Stay tuned.
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