President Donald Trump threw his support behind controversial Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday morning, tweeting that “we need Republican Roy Moore to win” in order to help push through the president’s agenda.
Trump has previously weighed in on the Alabama Senate race by strongly criticizing Moore’s Democratic opponent. He also told reporters in late November that Moore “says it didn’t happen” and “you have to listen to him also,” in reference to allegations that Moore molested a 14-year-old girl while he was in his 30s.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
The president followed that tweet shortly after with another one Monday morning: “Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!”
Multiple women have accused Moore of making passes at them while they were teenagers and he was much older and several have alleged he acted sexually inappropriately with them. A slew of Republicans have called on Moore to drop out of the race.
Moore has denied the accusations.
Trump’s support follows that of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who initially said Moore should leave the Alabama Senate race but on Sunday said the voters of Alabama should decide the outcome.
“I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call,” McConnell said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”