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Alabama Republican House delegation, others endorse Trump despite federal charges

Along with the six members of the Republican House delegation, Trump has also received endorsements from five more Alabama elected officials.

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The entire U.S. House GOP delegation for Alabama has put their support behind former President Donald Trump in his presidential election bid just one day after Trump’s arraignment on federal charges for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to Politico. 

The delegation includes Rep. Jerry Carl, R-Mobile; Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise; Rep. Mike Roger, R-Weaver; Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville; Rep. Dale Strong, R-Huntsville; and Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover. Trump will attend an Alabama Republican Party dinner Friday night in Montgomery where he will be expected to thank all of the Alabama members who endorsed him. 

Along with the six members of the Republican House delegation, Trump has also received endorsements from five more Alabama elected officials. The other endorsements include U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-AL; Lt. Gov Will Aisnworth, all three members of the Alabama Public Service Commission, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industry Rick Pate. Trump has not received a public endorsement from U.S. Sen. Katie Britt, R-AL, or Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. 

According to Politico, Britt has remained neutral during the primary because of her role on the Republican National Committee’s Advisory Council, however, her husband will attend the dinner when Trump visits tonight. 

Trump’s support and appearance are mired in the news surrounding his multiple federal indictment most recently, regarding his involvement in the events of the Jan. 6 riots. On Tuesday, Trump was indicted on four federal charges by a grand jury due to, “using dishonesty, fraud and deceit to obstruct the nation’s process of collecting, counting, and certifying the results of the presidential election.”

Thursday, Trump plead not guilty to the charges during his arraignment in a Washington D.C. federal court.

Many of Alabama’s elected officials have long been staunch defenders of Trump and continue to do so during this latest legal controversy. On X, Moore called the latest indictment of Trump a “sham” and in a press statement Palmer said, “the latest indictment appears to be an even greater stretch of the law in an effort to destroy Donald Trump.”

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Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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