MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Roy Moore used to be a judge. Now, he's a politician. But the Alabama GOP Senate candidate has always sounded -- as he did at Thursday night's victory party -- like a Bible-thumping preacher.
"He's done more for my campaign than anybody. And that's the Almighty God," Moore said.
Moore is a deeply religious man with no tolerance for what he sees as immoral behavior, and as a judge, he sometimes gave the Bible precedence over the Constitution.
In 2003 he was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for defying a federal order to remove a plaque of the Ten Commandments from his courthouse.
He was laterto the court but was for refusing to obey the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
He has calledHe has called Islam a "false religion." He's said homosexual activity should be illegal. He reportedly said in February that the 9/11 attacks might have been punishment for America's turning away from God.
And on Monday, he caused a stir by.
President Trump supported Moore's opponent Luther Strange in the Republican primary, in part because of worries that Moore would not be a reliable supporter in the Senate. In fact, Moore said Wednesday he would have voted against the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Moore declared that the primary was a national showdown between the Washington insiders and conservative Republicans who are sick of the Washington establishment. That's not exactly music to the ears of his possible future colleagues.