Roy Moore Challenges Kimmel, Who Accepts

Candidate dares host to come to Alabama for a 'man to man' confrontation
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2017 6:59 AM CST

Jimmy Kimmel has a new political foil—Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It began earlier this week when Kimmel sent a comedian heckler to a Moore speech, and Moore shot back on Twitter with a message to the TV host: "If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man." On Thursday night, Kimmel said he would accept the invitation, and then some. If Moore wanted to fight, Kimmel said he would "wear a Girl Scout uniform so you can have something to get excited about." The proceeds, he added, should go to charity, and "my charity will be the women who came forward to say you molested them." See the video here.

As for the earlier stunt, it involved comedian Tony Barbieri, who showed up at a Moore speech as the fictional Jake Byrd and pretended to be a vocal supporter of the candidate, reports As Moore spoke in a church in Theodore, Alabama, on Wednesday night, Barbieri shouted, "That's a man's man," and, "Does that look like the face of a molester?" before being ushered out. (Moore continues to deny the allegations.)

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