October 23, 2018 News & Press Releases

Corey Stewart Again Defends Roy Moore, Says Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Has A ‘Screw Loose’ in WUSA Interview

by DPVA Press Office

Corey Stewart Again Defends Roy Moore, Says Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Has A 'Screw Loose' in WUSA Interview

Asked If He Believed Dr. Ford, Stewart: 'No, I Didn't. I Think She Might Have A Screw Loose.'

Asked If He Stood By His Support of Roy Moore, Stewart: 'Yeah. It Was An Unproven Allegation.'

Richmond, VA -- In an interview on Monday with WUSA9's Peggy Fox, Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart doubled down on his defense of credibly accused child predator Roy Moore and launched a new smear on Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, saying she has "a screw loose."


In December 2017, Stewart skipped a Board of Supervisors vote to address the opioid crisis in Prince William County to campaign in Alabama for Roy Moore, after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct -- including one who said he abused her when she was an underage girl. As recently as July, Stewart defended Moore, saying, "I believe him," and suggesting the accusations were fabricated. Later, Stewart would dismiss, downplay, and mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s serious allegation of sexual assault against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, comparing it to pulling a "girl’s pigtails in 1st grade" and calling them a "bunch of crap."


PEGGY FOX: "What about your support of Roy Moore? You're getting beat up with that in one of Tim Kaine's commercials, criticizing you for leaving a vote and going down, but you supported Roy Moore do you still stand by that support?"

COREY STEWART: "Yeah, because, look at the end of the day, it was an accusation. It was an unproven allegation. And it wasn't proven. This is what they did to Jeff Kavanaugh. Now what the Democrats have done is very simple. They go back and they say 40 years ago, you did x, y, and z."

FOX: "Did you believe, let me ask you, did you believe Christine Blasey Ford? Dr. Ford?"

STEWART: "Uh, no. I didn't."

FOX: "You think she's lying?"

STEWART: "I think that something happened to her. I think she might have a screw loose. That's what I think. And I think that..."

FOX: "But do you know, when you say that..."

STEWART: "I'm just telling you what I think."

FOX: "I know, I know..."

STEWART: "But you're asking me to think, what I should think before I talk but what I'm saying is, for me, I'm just telling you exactly what I think and that does get me in trouble. But that's who I am and I think that's what people want. They don't want this politically correct, they don't want you to be all polished and parse your words. They're sick of that."

FOX: "But coming forward as a victim of sexual assault, as I understand it, from interviewing many people who have been in that situation, it's very, very difficult and many people don't tell because they are afraid of not being believed so when people come out and say oh, you know, we don't believe you, your screw is loose, you're nuts. That really affects people and they feel like, why should I tell anybody? No one is going to believe me. And usually there's not witnesses."