Judge Roy Moore Issues Statement on Latest False Ad from Doug Jones; Demands Retraction

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Friday afternoon, Judge Roy Moore issued a statement on the latest false ad from his opponent, Doug Jones.

"In all three Supreme Court cases mentioned in Doug Jones’s latest campaign ad, he blatantly misrepresents the facts and my judicial record. I did not disagree with the convictions of the defendants in those cases.

"In the Tate and Pittman cases, two of the most conservative justices on the Court—Tom Parker and Glenn Murdoch—joined me in dissenting from the Court’s refusal to review the case, a procedure known as “certiorari.”

"Justice Douglas Johnstone, who served on the Court during Judge Moore’s first term, has stated: 'My impression was that he genuinely wanted to apply correct law to accurately distilled facts.'

"We are demanding that Doug Jones immediately retract his blatant lies and apologize for misrepresenting Judge Moore’s judicial record. All stations should immediately remove this deceitful ad from their rotations."

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