Moore vs. Kimmel: Twitter spat over heckler at campaign event

Updated: Nov. 30, 2017 at 8:30 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Wednesday night, TV host Jimmy Kimmel found himself in a back and forth Twitter duel with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

The Moore campaign first tweeted ".@JimmyKimmel, if you want to mock our Christian values, come down to Alabama and do it man to man."

The campaign was apparently referencing a disruption during a campaign event at a Mobile County church Wednesday night.

While Moore was speaking, comedian Tony Barbieri, who appears as the character Jake Byrd on Kimmel's show, started shouting. Barbieri, who was seen in video wearing a "Gimme Moore" T-shirt and holding a Moore campaign sign, was escorted from the church Wednesday night.

Kimmel responded to Moore's invitation Thursday, posting, "Sounds great Roy - let me know when you get some Christian values and I'll be there."

It didn't end.

Moore's campaign later tweeted, "Despite D.C. and Hollywood elites bigotry toward southerners, Jimmy, we'll save you a seat on the front pew."

Kimmel popped back:

"OK, but I'm leaving my daughters at home. P-S, wear that cute little leather vest."

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