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Jimmy Kimmel accepted Roy Moore's invitation to visit Alabama and criticize him to his face



Comedian Jimmy Kimmel says that he accepts Roy Moore’s invitation to visit Alabama and criticize the controversial GOP Senate candidate to his face.

“The bottom line is this,” he said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday. “I accept the invitation. I will come down there.”

“Or maybe when you say come down to Alabama and talk it through man to man, you’re challenging me to a fight,” Kimmel continued. “Which is kind of what it sounded like. And if it was, I accept.”

“There is no one I would rather fight more than you. I would put my Christian values aside just for you for that fight.”

Kimmel then taunted Moore over the multiple women who have accused the Republican of sexual misconduct.

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“So if you are challenging me to a fight, here’s what I’ll do,” Kimmel told Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice.

“Let’s find a place to do it, I’ll wear a Girl Scout uniform so you have something to get excited about and whoever wins the fight will give all the money from tickets to charity. My charity will be to give it to all the women who said you molested them.”

Several women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, with some alleging he pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Moore on Thursday invited Kimmel to “come down here to Alabama” if he wanted to “mock our Christian values” following an incident there the night before.

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Comic Tony Barbieri – who has previously appeared on Kimmel’s broadcast – disrupted Moore’s speech at the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in south Mobile County, Alabama.

“The entire time, all the girls are lying?” Barbieri shouted at Moore, referencing the latter’s denials of the allegations against him.

Barbieri was ultimately asked to leave after standing up and yelling, “Does that look like someone who hits on teenage girls?”

Moore is competing for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions once President Trump made the latter attorney general earlier this year.

Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones is Moore’s biggest competition ahead of the state’s Dec. 12 special election.

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