Saturday, U.S. Senate candidate former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) spoke via email correspondence with the Alabama Political Reporter about what to expect from the impending impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump (R) in the U.S. Senate.
As of press time, Pelosi had still not officially forwarded the two Articles of Impeachment to the U.S. Senate.
“Pelosi and her constituents will do anything to annoy, harass, or embarrass the President in a political year,” Moore stated. “Their attempt to subvert the Constitution is evident in their delay in sending articles of Impeachment to the Senate.”
Moore has been a staunch defender of President Trump.
“The impeachment push by Congress is only more evidence that they will do anything and everything it takes to stop our President and the progress he has made for our Country,” Moore said in a statement. ”Now, it will go before the Senate where we will really see where Republicans stand on exonerating President Trump of these charges.”
“They will do whatever it takes to stop President Trump, just like they will do whatever it takes to stop me from running for Senate again,” Moore said.
Judge Moore was narrowly defeated by former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in the 2017 special election after being vilified in the national press by claims that he acted improperly with young women in the 1970s when he was a deputy Etowah County district attorney. Most national Republican groups withheld their funding from Moore, who was critical of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.
Moore predicted that Sen. Jones will vote to convict the President.
“Alabama can go ahead and count on Doug Jones voting to impeach,” Moore predicted. “That’s why it was so important for them to win the Alabama Senate seat in 2017, but they did so only after unleashing the most vilifying and malicious campaigns this nation has ever seen. One that hurt not only me but my family, and my supporters alike.”
Moore was twice elected to be Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court; but was removed or suspended by the Court of the Judiciary. Moore is a former Etowah County Circuit Judge and is nationally known for his defense of the Ten Commandments. Moore is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the University of Alabama School of Law. Moore is a Vietnam War veteran.
Moore faces a crowded Republican field that includes: former Auburn head football Coach Tommy Tuberville, businessman Stanley Adair, Ruth Page Nelson, Congressman Bradley Byrne, State Representative Arnold Mooney, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Republican primary will be March 3.