Dem rep: Moore supporter called my office pretending to be a reporter, shouted racial slurs

Dem rep: Moore supporter called my office pretending to be a reporter, shouted racial slurs
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A Democratic lawmaker says that a supporter of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) called her office pretending to be a reporter before becoming enraged and shouting racial slurs at the congresswoman and her staff.

Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreEx-White House ethics chief compares Ivanka, Kushner security clearances to college admissions scandal Dem compares college cheating scandal to Ivanka, Jared's security clearance Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media MORE (D-Wis.) tweeted Tuesday afternoon that "another" Roy Moore supporter had called her office posing as a reporter for The Associated Press. Once their "cover was blown," she said, the person called the congresswoman and others in the room the n-word and other racial slurs.

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"Another #RoyMoore supporter just called my office posing as an @AP reporter," the Wisconsin Democrat tweeted.

"Once their cover was blown they started screaming & called me & my staff the n-word & other racial slurs," she added. "I won't be intimidated. I won't stop speaking out. You will not shut me down. Believe it."

A request for further details from Gwen Moore's office was not immediately answered.

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Roy Moore is battling Democratic candidate Doug Jones as voters head to the polls Tuesday in Alabama's special election for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDomestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Five things to watch in Mississippi Senate race MORE (R-Ala.).

The former Alabama Supreme Court justice is facing sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women who say he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE has vocally supported the Republican candidate despite the accusations against him, casting Jones as a liberal supporter of abortion and weak on immigration. Moore holds a slight lead over Jones heading into the special election, according to the RealClearPolitics polling index.

Moore has denied the accusations, which he has called a joint effort between news outlets and Jones's campaign to discredit him.