Dem. Rep: Roy Moore Will 'Harken Us Back to the Days of Segregation'

Timothy Meads
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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 11:20 AM
Dem. Rep: Roy Moore Will 'Harken Us Back to the Days of Segregation'

Alabama Democratic Representative Terri Sewell appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” to discuss the senatorial special election between GOP candidate Roy Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Rep. Sewell warned voters that Roy Moore will take the state “back to the days of segregation.”

"We who have been proud Alabamians know that we have been trying to overcome our painful past, and this candidate, Roy Moore, will only take us backwards and harken us back to the days of segregation,” Sewell said.

She also added that the people of Alabama “deserve a senator whose character and integrity won’t be in question” adding “there’s no reason to doubt” Moore’s sexual harassment accusers. 

It is worth noting similar racial rhetoric regarding a GOP politician was also deployed by Vice President Joe Biden in 2012, when he told a crowd of largely African-American American voters that GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wanted to "put them all back in chains." 

The special election is slated for this Tuesday, December 12th.