Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Thursday filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to block the state's coronavirus restrictions. The suit, which names as defendants Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, accuses both of a "tyrannical abuse of power." "Unconstitutional restriction of church assembly and worship, discriminatory closing of businesses, stay at home orders, social distancing, wearing of masks, and restriction on travel are simply against our rights secured by the Constitution of the United States," Moore said. The suit seeks a temporary restraining order, and permanent injunction against "the Governor and State Health Officer from issuing mandates which exceed their authority." The governor's office accused Moore of trying to get media attention, and doubled down on the current restrictions. "The governor is pleased with our state’s progress in terms of COVID-19 and reminds everyone to keep at it," press secretary Gina Maiola said.