BIRMINGHAM, Al. – Speaking to supporters during a recent campaign event, former judge and Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy S. Moore said he can’t help the fact that his favorite cowboy hat, which he obtained at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, is a “chick magnet.”
“Can you believe I paid six thousand tickets for this thing?” the embattled GOP candidate boasted on Monday. “Folks, that is a lot of skeeball.” Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women while working as a district attorney in the mid seventies, called the cowboy hat a “chick magnet” and joked that it attracts so many women that he sometimes has to “fend them off with a stick.”
While Moore adamantly denied engaging in sexual acts with teenagers as young as fourteen, the founder and president of the Foundation for Moral Law referred to himself as “a frequent patron” of the family entertainment center, saying it serves “some of the best cheese pizza” in Alabama. “I ask you, where else can you enjoy a sultry serenade from Chuck E. Cheese himself while chowing down on a greasy slice of cheese pizza?” the GOP candidate asked a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at a recent church event in Jackson, Alabama.
Despite mounting allegations of misconduct and calls from GOP lawmakers imploring Mr. Moore to drop out of the senate race, the Alabama Republican Party has so far refused to abandon its star candidate. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says Roy Moore can’t visit a shopping mall or play in the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese,” Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan told 1070 WAPI FM, a Birmingham-based conservative talk radio station.
In an open letter to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Roy Moore wrote that the allegations against him are part of a smear campaign by Democrats aimed at discrediting him as a candidate. Moore went on to blame the liberal media, telling Hannity that “thanks in part to fake news,” Chuck E. Cheese is one of the last places left in America “where a kid can be a kid.”