Charles Barkley warns Alabamans have been ‘brainwashed’ to support Roy Moore ahead of rally for Doug Jones
Basketball legend Charles Barkley is campaigning for Doug Jones, Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger for Alabama’s open Senate seat — and he thinks Alabamans have been duped into supporting the twice-fired former chief justice.
In an interview with AL.com, Barkley said Alabama voters have been “brainwashed” into supporting the controversial GOP candidate.
“All you have to do is talk about God and say you don’t like homosexuals … and abortion,” Barkley, who claims to identify as neither a Democrat or Republican, said.
Barkley said it’s “unbelievable” that Moore has gotten so far amid allegations from several women that Moore had or pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and he in his 30’s.
“You couldn’t make it up. If somebody sent you a script, with all he’s done and said, you wouldn’t believe he could still be in the race,” the NBA hall-of-famer and Auburn alum said. “To me it’s silliness that this guy’s trying to win.”
“I don’t want this guy representing my state,” Barkley, an Alabama native, concluded.