Deseret News
Letter to the Editor

On Oct. 16, Alabama's disgraced former Chief Justice Roy Moore announced via his Senate campaign that he had won the endorsement of Utah's Sen. Mike Lee.

Sen. Lee, who claims to love and uphold the Constitution, spoke of Moore's "tested reputation of integrity" and called him a "trusted ally."

As chief justice in 2003, Moore defied a federal court order to remove an unconstitutional religious monument from the Alabama Supreme Court. His eight fellow justices unanimously overruled him. He was removed as chief justice for violating the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Then, elected a second time as chief justice, in 2016 he was once again removed for defying a Supreme Court ruling.

In 2006, Moore wrote that Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota should not be seated in Congress because of Ellison's Muslim faith.

Just this month, it was discovered that Moore's charitable foundation had made undisclosed payments to Moore of over $1 million from 2007 to 2012, for personal and political expenses.

Is this what Mike Lee sees as a trusted ally in Moore? State-sponsored religion, rebellion against the judiciary, religious tests for members of minority religions in government, charity and tax fraud?

Quoth the craven: "Ever Moore!"

Alan Wessman

Spanish Fork