Roy Moore Tries To Distance Himself From Lawyer Busted For Pot: ‘I Will Pray For Him’

Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore addresses his supporters in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. Democrat Doug Jones scored a victory Tuesday in a fiercely contested US Senate race in conservative Ala... Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore addresses his supporters in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. Democrat Doug Jones scored a victory Tuesday in a fiercely contested US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a setback to US President Donald Trump, whose candidate could not overcome damaging sexual misconduct accusations. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, former prosecutor Jones secured 49.5 percent of the vote compared to Roy Moore's 48.8 percent, CNN and other networks reported. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 7, 2019 12:27 p.m.

Roy Moore, who has not yet announced whether he intends to anger the entire Republican Party by running for Senate in Alabama again, is distancing himself from his former lawyer, who was just arrested on drug charges.

Moore claimed in a tweet that he has not been represented by Trenton Roger Garmon for “quite some time” and offered to “pray for him.”

Garmon was a vocal supporter of Moore’s first Senate bid in 2017, often appearing on cable news — describing himself as Moore’s attorney — to defend Moore against allegations that he sexually assault teen girls when he was in his 30s.

Among Garmon’s more colorful quotes were when he told CNN host Don Lemon: “Hey Don Lemon squeezy, keep it easy.”

Moore’s ex-lawyer was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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