Roy Moore, who has been thoroughly endorsed by Donald Trump, said in 2011 that the US government would "solve many problems" by ridding itself of every Constitutional amendment after the first ten — a list that included the 13th Amendment (which ended slavery), the 14th (which gave citizenship to former enslaved people); the 15th (which gave the vote to black men) and the 19th (which extended voting to women).
A Moore spokesman says that just because Moore said he wants to get rid of these, that's no reason to interpret that as meaning that he wants to get rid of these.
"Once again, the media is taking a discussion about the overall framework for the separation of powers as laid out in the constitution to twist Roy Moore's position on specific issues," Brett Doster told CNN. "Roy Moore does not now nor has he ever favored limiting an individual's right to vote, and as a judge, he was noted for his fairness and for being a champion of civil rights.
Roy Moore once called for eliminating 17 amendments — including the ones that allow women and black people to vote [Mark Abadi/Business Insider]