By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee announced on his website that he has endorsed Roy Moore for U.S. Senate in the Republican special primary election runoff.
Huckabee said in a statement, “Frankly, I wasn’t planning on making an endorsement in the runoff in the GOP US Senate primary race. I don’t have personal relationships with either of the two candidates and neither of them supported me in either of my campaigns for President so I had no political obligation to get involved. I have good friends in Alabama whose support is split between Senator Luther Strange, who was ‘strangely’ appointed to the post by disgraced Governor Robert Bentley who made the appointment just as he was shown the door and resigned from office, and Judge Roy Moore, who is famous for his fights to preserve the display of the 10 Commandments on State property. But recent events made me realize that if the GOP establishment is horrified at the notion of Judge Moore being elected, then by all means, let’s hope the wonderful people of Alabama make Judge Moore into Senator Moore!”
Huckabee stated that the GOP elites in Washington said they lacked the ability to thwart the Democrats’ agenda until they got control of the House, the Senate and finally the White House, yet they still have not done anything.
Huckabee wrote, “I’m now convinced they wanted the power and the piles of donor money that comes with being the majority, but not the actual responsibility of governing as promised. If the current GOP Congress would work as hard to help the President as they do to oppose him, our country would be in a very good place right now. But GOP Senators vote against their own promises, publicly criticize and condemn the President, and have accomplished virtually nothing. Enough! The President needs Senators who are willing to disrupt the status quo, drain the swamp, and be responsible stewards of the power they’ve been entrusted with.”
Huckabee wrote, “Luther Strange is probably a fine man, and I hear that from those who know him. My support of Roy Moore has nothing to do with specific displeasure with the appointed Senator Luther Strange, but because if the ‘power brokers’ in D.C. are as desperate as they seem to be to keep Judge Moore from joining them, then they must fear that he can’t be counted on to ‘join the club.’ And that is a good reason to support Judge Moore and hope that it sends a message to the do-nothing Congress that ought to be standing with our President to reform healthcare, taxes, infrastructure, national security, and job-killing regulation.”
Huckabee continued, “I do know that Judge Moore rejects the absurd, illogical, and unconstitutional nonsense that the Supreme Court can create law based on what the court or public wants it to be. Judicial supremacy is a cancer on our country.”
Huckabee concluded, “There are enough ‘strange’ things happening with a GOP majority in the House and Senate. We deserve ‘more,’ and perhaps much ‘MOORE.’”
Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said on social media, “Governor Mike Huckabee endorsed Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate. When conservatives stick together, we win. So, conservatives, please join the Moore team and let’s send the Judge to Washington to represent us in the U.S. Senate.”
Former Chief Justice Moore responded in a statement, “It’s a honor to have the endorsement of former Governor of Arkansas, and the winner of the 2008 Alabama Republican Presidential Primary, Mike Huckabee!”
Huckabee ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and again in 2016. In 2008, he carried the state of Alabama in the Alabama Republican primary. Huckabee has been a preacher, hosted a successful TV show on the Fox New Channel for 7 years, and is the author of eleven books.
To this point Strange’s powerful Washington friends have poured over $8.2 million into this Senate race in order to try to convince the people of Alabama to vote for Strange for Senate.
The Republican primary runoff will be Sept. 26.
The winner will face Democratic contender Doug Jones in the special general election on Dec. 12, 2017.