Suspended Ala. Chief Justice Moore mulling run for higher office

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he will announce next week if he will run for higher office.

Moore also lashed out at the Alabama Supreme Court, which upheld his suspension for the rest of his term for violating judicial ethics by urging state judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage.

Asked during a press conference Wednesday if he will run for governor or U.S. Senate, Moore said he will announce his plans for the future after talking to his family.

Moore said he considers his lengthy suspension to be an illegal punishment and in "clear disregard of the will of the people who elected me chief justice."

Press conference begins at 8-minute mark