Controversial Republican Judge Roy Moore had a stern response to President Trump on Wednesday, indicating that the people of Alabama wouldn’t withhold their votes because of Trump’s refusal to support him in 2020.
“The president doesn’t control who votes for the United States Senate in Alabama,” he said, according to Politico.
Trump, who backed Moore as he faced sexual misconduct allegations during his Senate bid in 2017, said on Wednesday that he had “NOTHING” against Moore but didn’t think he could win a 2020 bid. . .
…If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating….Judges and Supreme Court Justices!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
Moore pushed back on the president’s comments, arguing, “People in Alabama are smarter than that. They elect the senator from Alabama, not from Washington, D.C.”
In another interview, Moore suggested that the president was backing away from his candidacy because “people in Washington” pressured him.
It has been so amusing watching all the handwringing by establishment Republicans who were all in for Roy Moore with his cowboy suit & little gun in 2017. Sorry Roy, guess they’re just not that into you anymore.
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) May 30, 2019
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