A former Alabama judge who is an outspoken opponent of gay marriage is plotting a presidential campaign.
Former Judge Roy Moore gained national attention when he refused to remove the “Ten Commandments” monument he erected in Alabama’s Supreme Court. He was removed from office in 2003 by a judicial ethics panel. It’s a group Moore says was “ignorant” of his constitutional right “to acknowledge God.” Moore lost two attempts to be the Republican Party’s nominee for governor in Alabama in 2006 and 2010. Now, Moore has his sights set on higher office.
“I’ve been asked by many people, for years, about running for president and I have not done so,” Moore said during an interview with Radio Iowa and The Des Moines Register. “I think that it’s time to explore that possibility.”
Moore, who is 64 years old, is in the midst of a six-day tour of Iowa, the state that hosts the kick-off event of the presidential campaign. This is Moore’s fourth visit to Iowa since last summer, when he was part of the campaign to oust three of the justices on the Iowa Supreme Court who joined the court’s unanimous opinion on gay marriage. Moore considers the Iowans who voted those justices off the bench to be a potential base of support.
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