By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, the Roy Moore campaign attacked Doug Jones for what they called his “Mexico First” immigration and border control policies.
The Moore campaign stated that, on Saturday, Jones said he did not support the building of a border wall, stating that it would be too expensive. On Sunday, another Border Patrol officer was killed defending the Southern Border. The Moore campaign also criticized Jones for his support of the controversial DACA and DREAM Acts.
“Until we gain control of the Southern Border, American lives are in danger,” Judge Roy Moore said in a statement. “Our borders can and should be secured immediately by deploying the military to aid the Border Patrol until the border wall is completed as a longer-term solution.”
“Unfortunately,” Moore continued, “just as they have failed to repeal Obamacare, Congress has failed to put more boots on the ground and failed to equip the Border Patrol with the tools that they need. I am ready to put congressional priorities back in line. It is past time to secure our borders, reform our legal immigration system, and provide safety for all Americans.”
Moore’s campaign said that he has consistently voiced support for President Trump’s proposed border wall. He has also opposed all amnesty, including DACA and the DREAM Act.
“The Mexico First policies of Doug Jones are straight from the pit of the failed Obama Administration and have no place in Alabama and certainly not the vacated seat of Jeff Sessions,” Moore Campaign chairman, Bill Armistead said. “Illegal immigrants and a vulnerable border devalue the legal immigration process, put American jobs at risk, and open our borders to drug lords and criminals who put the safety of American’s at risk. Judge Roy Moore will join President Trump in putting Americans first again.”
Moore has consistently voiced his support for building President Donald Trump’s border wall and has embraced Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda.
The campaign has been sidetracked for most of the last two weeks by allegations raised in the Washington Post that Moore, in the 1970s, may have acted improperly with some young women – one of them, Leigh Corfman, was just 14 at the time. Moore has emphatically denied the allegations.
Prior to the allegations, Moore was up by eleven points in the polls and appeared to be cruising to an easy victory in a state that has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1992, Richard Shelby – who switched to the Republican Party in 1994.
The Moore campaign believes that if people will focus on the actual issues and look at where the candidates stand on issues including: immigration, securing the border, abortion, confirming conservative justices and judges, guns, curbing regulations, defending religious liberty, lowering taxes, energy, etc. that they will pick Roy Moore over Doug Jones.
The voters will get to pick between Moore and Jones in a special election on Dec. 12, 2017.
This seat has been held by the Republicans since 1997. A Jones victory would mean that the divide in the Senate would be just 51 Republicans to 49 Democrats in the Senate coming into the important 2018 midterm elections.