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Trump comes to Moore’s aid

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday, President Donald Trump blasted Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones on Twitter.

The Judge Moore for Senate responded on social media: “While the Republican establishment, liberal Democrats, and the mainstream media continue to wage an unprecedented campaign of personal destruction against our campaign, the people of Alabama are putting aside all the #FakeNews noise to make a crucial decision on December 12th.”

“And just like President Trump, the people of Alabama know full well that the last thing our state or nation needs is another Schumer/Pelosi puppet in Washington!” the Moore campaign stated.

“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!” President Trump said on Twitter.  “Cant let Schumer/Pelosi win this race.  Liberal Jones would be BAD.”

Judge Roy Moore retweeted the President’s tweet and commented, “Doug Jones is a pro-abortion, open borders, pro-amnesty, anti #2A liberal.  We will defeat him on Dec 12.”

On Sunday several GOP Senators continued to call for Moore to step aside, including Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

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Moore is refusing to step aside and has repeated his call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to step down as Majority Leader. “Mitch McConnell apparently didn’t learn his lesson during the primary or run-off when Republicans across Alabama categorically REJECTED his hand-picked candidate. Senator McConnell should resign from his position as majority leader.”

“Republican voters in our state have spoken loudly and clearly by giving me an overwhelming victory in the primary and runoff,” Moore said. “I will do everything in my power, and with the help of Almighty God, I will ensure that we win the election and keep this seat.”

Doug Jones said in a speech to his supporter in Hale County “Alabamians have more in common than we have differences. For too long we’ve let self-serving politicians like Roy Moore divide us.”

Some political commentators continue to urge that Moore step aside or be replaced on the ballot or the election postponed.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan responded to these calls on social media, “As I’ve mentioned before- there is no delaying the election or the GOP substituting another candidate. These “options” are not viable or on the table.”

Lathan reiterated the President’s criticism of Jones,  “There is nothing “moderate” or “get along” with him. He will immediately caucus and vote with Schumer and Sanders. Bottom line.”

The special election between Jones and Moore will be on Dec. 12, 2017.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.


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