Roy Moore’s campaign declined to substantiate one of its claims intended to cast doubt on one of Moore’s accusers and proceeded to call the Washington Post a “worthless piece of crap.”
“The Washington Post is a worthless piece of crap that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore,” Moore campaign strategist Brett Doster wrote in an “on the record” statement to the Washington Post.
“There is no need for anyone at the Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from the Post now or in the future. Happy Thanksgiving.”
The Washington Post had attempted to verify one of the campaign’s arguments regarding Leigh Corfman’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Corfman claims Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old and he was in his 30s.
The campaign sought to cast doubt on that claim by arguing the address Corfman provided the Washington Post when describing where Moore had picked her up in a car is incorrect. The campaign said they had found documentation to show Corfman lived more than a mile away from where she said Moore had picked her up.
The Washington Post reported the initial accusations against Moore earlier this month. In that report, four women, including Corfman, accused Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relations with them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, while he was in his 30s. Other women have come forward with additional allegations since then.
Moore, who has maintained throughout the controversy that he has not committed any wrongdoing, is up against Democrat Doug Jones next month in the Alabama special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ empty U.S. Senate seat.