President Donald Trump can be again coming to the side of GOP Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore despite calls by some other Republican leaders that will Moore should leave the race over accusations of decades-old sexual assault.
In a pair of tweets Sunday morning, Trump said “the last thing we need” in Alabama as well as the Senate can be a “puppet” of the Democratic congressional leadership. Trump contends Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones — a former prosecutor — can be “WEAK” on crime as well as border security, “BAD” for the military, veterans, gun rights, as well as itching to raise taxes “TO THE SKY.”
“Jones would likely be a disaster!” Trump writes in one tweet, adding in another that will “Liberal Jones would likely be BAD!”
Two women have accused the 70-year-old Moore of sexually assaulting or molesting them decades ago, when he was in his 30s as well as they were teenagers. At least a few others have said he pursued romantic relationships when they were teenagers as well as he was a prosecutor. Moore vehemently denies the allegations.
A spokesman for the Jones campaign could not immediately be reached by phone for comment. Jones can be best known for leading the prosecution of two Ku Klux Klansmen who bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963, killing four girls.
Top Republicans in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan, have called for Moore to leave the race, as well as the Republican National Committee as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee have pulled their support for his campaign.
“He’s definitely trying to throw a lifeline to Roy Moore,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of Trump in an interview Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union.”
nevertheless Graham said when that will comes to Moore, that will’s unclear “what winning looks like.”
“If he wins, we get the baggage of him winning as well as that will becomes a story every day about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore, should he stay inside the Senate, should he be expelled. If you lose, you give the Senate seat to a Democrat at a time we need all the votes we can get,” he said, referencing Republicans’ current 52-48 majority inside the Senate.
“The moral of the story can be: Don’t nominate somebody like Roy Moore who could actually lose a seat that will any some other Republican could win,” Graham said.
The special election to fill the seat held by Republican Jeff Sessions, currently the U.S. attorney general, can be Dec. 12.