By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Alabama State Senator Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, announced that he has endorsed Judge Roy Moore (R) for U.S. Senate.
Sen. Williams said in a statement, “Judge Roy Moore has served our nation on the front-lines in Vietnam and the people of Alabama with integrity and honor as a two-time Chief Justice. The Judge has been a stalwart defender of the United States Constitution in the face of liberal activist judges and has put principle before personal or political gain time and time again. It is this track record that uniquely qualifies him to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.”
Sen. Williams continued, “Judge Moore is someone who has earned the right to lead and earned the people’s trust. I am proud to endorse him for United States Senate because I know that he will fight day and night for the people of Alabama and will work tirelessly with President Trump and Senate conservatives to rebuild our military, secure our borders, and fully repeal Obamacare.”
State Representative Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, is the Fourth District Chairman for the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign. Rep. Butler said, “It was an honor to introduce Sen Williams as he made his endorsement for Judge Moore. Thank you Phil!”
Senator Williams is also the Chairman of the Etowah Republican Party,
Sen. Williams said, “I am here to fully endorse the Senate campaign of Roy Moore.”
Williams quoted Margaret Thatcher: “’True consensus is the absence of leadership.’ Judge Moore has shown throughout his career that he is not afraid to take a stand even when it is not politically correct. Trust can never be given it has to be earned. There is a reason why his supporters have rallied behind him personally. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point imbued in him the ethos: duty, honor, and country, and it never left him. He has been unwavering. He is someone who is willing to stay a course. As a veteran myself and the father of a young Captain on active duty he is the candidate I would trust more to cast a vote on the Senate Armed Forces Committee.”
The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) asked, “In recent polling, Luther Strange is showing very high unfavorable ratings with Republican voters. With up to 48 and even 51 percent of Republicans viewing him unfavorably, is there a risk that Republican voters won’t show up to the polls to vote for Strange in December if he wins this?
Sen. Williams replied, “If you are suggesting that a Democrat could win this? That won’t happen.”
Williams said that Republicans will come to vote even if they don’t like the candidate. A Democrat can’t win. “Of the two candidates, Roy Moore is the candidate who has the true support of the Alabama people.”
Judge Roy Moore said in a statement, “I thank Senator Williams for his support. As a fellow veteran, he has seen firsthand the importance of strong leadership, which is what I plan to take to Washington.”
Senator Williams has been representing the 10th State Senate District since 2010. Senator Williams is also an Airborne Ranger and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve and has served for 24 years in various reserve component Special Operations and Airborne units. Williams has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama and a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law. He and his wife Charlene and their family live in Etowah County. Sen. Williams has announced that he is not running for re-election to the Senate.
The special Republican primary runoff will be on September 26.
The winner will face Birmingham Attorney Doug Jones in the Special General election on December 12.