Emmy-winning actor Keegan-Michael Key used his trademark humor to urge Alabamians to vote for Doug Jones in the United States Senate special election in Alabama Tuesday.
“You wanna know what Doug Jones is all about? He wants your children to have the same quality education as any other child no matter what their social and economic status is,” the “Key & Peele” actor and comedian says in the two-minute spot.
He then addresses Jones’ Republican opponent, Roy Moore, who’s been accused of misconduct by numerous women.
He feigns ignorance, and later expresses disbelief at the disgraced candidate’s track record.
Keegan-Michael Key is urging Alabamans to vote for Doug Jones for Senate in Tuesday’s special election.
“He’s banned from the mall?” an incredulous Key says.
He described researching the Republican candidate as disheartening, and Moore’s list of deplorable qualities as far too long to cover in a short video supporting Jones.
“We wanted to find a way to support Doug Jones and keep everything as positive as we could, which as you can imagine wasn’t easy considering all the scary racist and homophobic things Roy Moore has said and done,” Key told the Daily News.
Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones (l.) will face Republican Roy Moore for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 special election.
(Vasha Hunt/AL.com/Brynn Anderson/AP)
“The most important thing is for Alabamians to be reminded to get out and vote, and that every vote counts,” he added.
President Trump has endorsed Moore for Senate, saying his loss would serve a blow to his agenda.
“We cannot afford, the future of this country cannot afford to lose the seat,” Trump said, referring to his party’s narrow 52-48 advantage in the Senate.
Beverly Young Nelson, 55, alleges that Moore sexually abused her at age 16.
She’s one of eight women who have accused Moore, 70, of misconduct. Five of his accusers say they were underage when Moore targeted them.
His youngest accuser said she was only 14 when a 32-year-old Moore allegedly groped her inside his home.