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 MooreOn The Money: Senate panel scraps vote on key spending bill amid standoff | Democrats threaten to vote against defense bill over wall funding | Trump set to meet with aides about reducing capital gains taxes House Democrats blur lines on support for impeachment House Democrat offers bill to let students with pot conviction retain federal aid 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 StrangeGOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama The Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back 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 TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it 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.