Alabama Governor Interviews Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Seat

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The office of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has confirmed that Bentley interviewed suspended state Chief Justice Roy Moore for a potential congressional seat this week.

The seat would replace U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, who was selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet as attorney general.

“He would consider it an honor if appointed to the office of U. S. Senate,” Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, told the Montgomery Advertiser.

Bentley spokesperson Yasamie August told the outlet that Moore was “one of the top picks” from a survey sent to the Alabama Republican Executive Committee, which consists of 400 members. The survey asked members last month to submit a nomination for Sessions’ seat.

“The person who replaces Senator Sessions must uphold the Constitution, value the rights of the Second Amendment, the rights of the states, support pro-life issues, implement a strong national security policy, support domestic job creation and, most importantly, always put Alabama first,” the instructions read.

In addition to Moore, Bentley interviewed seven others, including U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville; Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston; Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur; Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster; Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, and Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose. House Ways and Means Education Chairman Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, was also interviewed as well.

After Bentley selects a replacement for Sessions, the matter will then go up for a public vote.

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As previously reported, Moore is currently appealing his suspension from the Alabama Supreme Court for allegedly instructing probate judges not to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Moore asserts that his memo was only a status update advising that his colleagues had not yet rescinded an order from March 2015 that prohibited judges from issuing the licenses. He says he specifically noted that his words did not weigh in on Obergefell.

“I am not at liberty to provide any guidance to Alabama probate judges on the effect of Obergefell on the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court. That issue remains before the entire court, which continues to deliberate on the matter,” Moore wrote on Jan. 6.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) did not believe Moore and found him guilty of ethics charges, contending that he had told judges to act contrary to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling. But because the COJ did not have the required unanimity to remove Moore from the bench, it therefore voted to suspend Moore for the remainder of his term.

Moore says that the punishment is wrongful as it was a crafty way to get around not having the mandated unanimity for removal.

“It’s a de facto removal,” he stated in October. “To have the Court of the Judiciary say that we can’t remove you because we didn’t have the votes, but we can suspend you for two-and-a-half years nearly (the rest of Moore’s term), that’s completely improper.”

“It has to be reversed for the sake of the judges and justices in our state or we’re going to warp the law and just let them skip over a unanimous vote for removal and say they can remove you for the rest of your term,” Moore opined.

This week, eight judges filed an amicus brief in support of Moore, echoing his sentiments about the suspension.

His case is expected to be heard next year by a special appeals court.


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  • johndoe

    This guy has been removed from the bench twice and they want him in the Senate? Talk about backwards thinking!

    • Amos Moses

      LOL! ………. oh, sorry , you were trying to be serious ……. LOL! anyways …….

      • johndoe

        Yup

    • Bish Chan

      He tried to run for president and governor but those bombed. He might make it as interim senator i guess as only a small pool of people will vote.

  • Denny

    The man who swims against the current is a true hero. In this trashy culture of ours, he discovered that it’s the best people who get persecuted.

    • Michael C

      If “the current” is the rule of law established by our nation’s founders and the man who “swims against “ it is someone who actually swore an oath to uphold it, I don’t know that I’d use the word “hero” to describe him.

      • Denny

        Homosexuals’ heroes are Harvey Milk (a pedophile) and Matthew Shepherd (a druggie killed by two other druggies during a drug deal). Naturally your definition of “hero” is different from mine. Homosexuals think in packs, a real hero is someone who departs from the pack and thinks for himself. I’m not sure you could understand it.

        • Michael C

          I don’t believe I’ve ever told you who I consider to be a hero. Are you making assumptions?

          …a real hero is someone who departs from the pack and thinks for himself.

          If “the pack” is the rule of law established by our nation’s founders, I wouldn’t consider anyone who swore an oath to defend it a “hero” if they chose to “depart” from it.

          If Moore values “thinking for himself” more than upholding the rule of law as it was established by our nation’s founders, he was in the wrong job.

          Maybe the legislative branch is a better fit for him because he seems more interested in fighting against the form of government created by our nation’s founders than defending it. As a judge, this was out of his scope. As a legislator, he would actually have the power to undo what our nation’s founders created.

          • Denny

            Our nation’s Founders did not create homosexual “marriage.” Read their writings. No mention of homosexuals at all. People in those days had morals, they did not identify themselves by their sexual perversions. The Founders would vomit if they had known that people who spread AIDS and molest boys would be regarded as equal to respectable citizens.

          • Michael C

            You’re welcome to try to bate me into getting off topic all you want. It doesn’t change the fact that Roy Moore has twice now been removed from the bench over his refusal to follow the rule of law as created by our nation’s founders.

          • Denny

            The Founders never envisioned people like you having any voice in the political process. In a decent society that valued its children, you would be in prison, fighting over which cellmate was the woman today.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Who are “people like you?”

          • johndoe

            Too funny! So because they’re gay they’re not American? Get bsck to your night stocking job at Walmart.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            I’m not aware of any requirement that judicial rulings be in line with the Founding Fathers’ beliefs. Especially when the constitutional provision at issue was enacted 50-60 years after they all died.

          • Denny

            It was your sister there who brought up the Founders, not me.

            See if you can coordinate your trollposts. Decide whether you’re being faithful to the Founders or not.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            So you’re not going to respond then. Got it.

          • Denny

            You’re just a troll, I have no obligation to any of you. People who prey on little boys are scum, you should be shunned by all people. Your behavior may be legal, but you will not get off the hook when you face God.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            You must have me confused with someone else, because I do not now, nor have I ever, nor will I ever, prey on little boys (or girls for that matter). But if I did, it certainly would not be legal.

          • johndoe

            Shun yourself mr wizard. God doesn’t exist. Get a grip troll boy

          • johndoe

            Heteros molest at a much greater rate. Pathetic you are…

          • Bish Chan

            And yet they employed General Von Steuben to train the early continental army? They even gave him a stipend and an estate to live in after his service as thanks.

  • james blue

    Never been a fan of governors appointing senators, Not keen on the unelected making laws. A special election should take place.

    Better still a senator should not be allowed to take a different government job until his term is up.

    • Amos Moses

      “Never been a fan of governors appointing senators, Not keen on the unelected making laws”

      interesting, because for about 100 years in this country … that is exactly how they were chosen ….. appointment by their state governors to give the states power over the federalists ………… that they could be recalled by the governor at any time if they went against each states own interests …. as they frequently do now ….. and are open to control by an elite group of permanent lobbyists and with no practical repercussions ………. and a revolving door for them to leave office and become those paid lobbyists themselves … the system has been corrupted since that was done away ………..

      • Ambulance Chaser

        So what?

        • Amos Moses

          ew …. that hurt …….

      • james blue

        And? I obviously don’t agree with that. The people should choose.

        • Amos Moses

          the people chose the governor …… they made a choice …… but it seems many prefer the corruption of their officials than to have a more direct and immediate mechanism for recall …… the governor could recall at a moments notice and reappoint ….. not so much now ….

          • james blue

            And?

            I OBVIOUSLY do not agree with that. I obviously think it should be the people who choose. I don’t want a single person appointing someone who will benefit himself over the people.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    May God preserve and bless the righteous man in USA…

  • Ken

    A man of integrity for sure.