Former film star Chuck Norris has backed a disgraced homophobic Republican’s bid for the US Senate.
Norris, who is famous for his appearances in 1980s martial arts films, is an outspoken Republican and Trump supporter.
The former actor spoke out this week to give his backing to an anti-LGBT Republican.
Roy Moore, the disgraced former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is making a bid for the US Senate seat vacated by Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Moore is most famous for abusing his authority as Alabama’s elected Chief Justice in a bid to block gay weddings in the state.
The disgraced justice had issued a string of orders declaring the US Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage “doesn’t apply” in Alabama due to state anti-gay laws, and ordered probate judges to enforce a gay marriage ban.
He faced action from the Judicial Inquiry Commission over his illegal orders, and was found to have “flagrantly disregarded and abused his authority” in his crusade against gay weddings.
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Moore was found guilty of all six charges brought against him, and dismissed from his role for the shocking abuse of power.
He hit back by blaming “radical homosexuals” for the decision to remove him, and vowing to pursue a career in politics.
Moore fumed: “This was a politically motivated effort by radical homosexual and transgender groups to remove me as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court because of outspoken opposition to their immoral agenda.”
Chuck Norris gave his backing for Moore this week ahead of his 2018 Senate run.
Norris said: “Judge Roy Moore is the real deal: He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel.
“The Washington establishment knows they won’t be able to count on him, but Alabama voters can. Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the U.S Senate.
“That’s why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore.”
“Alabama needs Judge Moore there doing what he’s always done: fighting to protect our constitutional rights to life, religious liberty, and the freedom to protect ourselves and our families. And he will always put principle over politics.”
Moore said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to have the great Chuck Norris endorse our campaign for U.S. Senate!”