Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore made waves in September when he said America was last "great" during the era of slavery. The newly resurfaced comments have only added to a growing disbelief that the far-right Republican is still in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Session's vacant senate seat.
In response to a question from one of the only African Americans in the audience — who asked when Moore thought America was last “great” -- Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”
At the same event, Moore referred to Native Americans and Asian Americans as “reds and yellows,” and earlier this year he suggested the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were divine punishment.