Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced today that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, telling an Iowa radio station that the country “is in a moral, economic and constitutional crisis.”
Moore has been making a series of campaign speeches in Iowa in recent weeks and has said he is being encouraged to run for president. The formation of an exploratory committee is typically the first step for a candidate seeking the presidency.
When asked who is encouraging him to run, Moore displayed a face drawn with a felt-tip pen on the side of his hand, which he introduced as “Mr. Knuckles.” Mr. Knuckles then proceeded to answer reporters’ questions for twenty minutes, often while Moore was drinking a glass of water.