Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, said on Wednesday that he would win a Senate seat in the 2020 elections, saying he did not need the help of President Donald Trump to do so.
& # 39; The president has no control over who is voting for the United States Senate in Alabama, & # 39; said Moore Politics in a telephone interview. & # 39; People in Alabama are smarter than that. They choose the senator from Alabama, not from Washington, D.C. & # 39;
Moore did not officially say if he would run for the senate again after being lost in a special election in 2017 to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions when the former senator resigned to work as an attorney general at the Trump administration .
In the special election, Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones after being flooded with allegations that he had sexually molested teenage girls while in his thirties he was a prosecutor.
Former Alabama judge Roy Moore says he doesn't need President Donald Trump to approve his senate run so he wins the seat in his second bid for the chair
The 72-year-old former Senate candidate lost to Democrat Doug Jones (left) after several women came forward and claimed he had sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers and he was a prosecutor in his 30s
Trump initially did not support Moore, but gave his support a week before the special election to choose who would take over the seat of Jeff Sessions after he resigned to become Trump & # 39; s attorney general
The former judge says he is seriously considering & # 39; & # 39; to fight again for the Senate seat against Jones, who this time is looking for a full six-year period – and Moore says he will make a decision in a few weeks.
Despite the allegations, Jones defeated Moore only in a deep red state where 62.1 percent voted for Trump in the 2016 elections.
Moore was never Trump's favorite Republican candidate. The president then approved interim senator Luther Strange, who was the temporary replacement for Sessions until the special elections took place.
Luther was defeated by Moore in the first election.
The president finally approved Moore a week before the December 2017 elections, but even his strong weighted support could not save the sinking candidate.
If Moore would join the race, he would lead the GOP primary field, an April Mason-Dixon poll found, with 27 percent followed by Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks at 18 percent.
Rep. Bradley Byrne was third in the poll with 13 percent, but is the only candidate to officially run his Senate.
The primary election for the Alabama Senate seat is in March.
Moore said & # 39; The president has no control over who is voting for the United States Senate in Alabama & # 39;
Trump said he & # 39; nothing & # 39; against Moore had and signaled in two tweets on Wednesday that he would not support Moore again, even though he would win another Republican primary
Although Trump clearly wants a Republican to reclaim the Senate seat in Alabama in the 2020 elections, he tweeted Wednesday that he did not feel that Moore would be a good candidate for the GOP because he does not feel he would win.
& # 39; Republicans cannot allow themselves to lose the Senate seat again in the Great State of Alabama. This time it's for six years, not just for Two, & T 39 said Trump on Wednesday morning. & # 39; I have NOTHING against Roy Moore and wanted to win him unlike many other Republican leaders. But he didn't, and probably not. & # 39;
& # 39; If Alabama does not elect a Senate Republican in 2020, many of the incredible gains we made during my presidency could be lost, including our Pro-Life victories, & # 39; he continued. & # 39; Roy Moore cannot win and the consequences will be devastating … Judges and Supreme Court Judges! & # 39;
Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., humiliated Moore in more sharp words on Tuesday night after the former judge entered the First Grand Prize of the Republican Senate for the second time.
Moore tweeted a joke to a likely primary opponent, Byrne, and said & # 39; (h) e know that if I run away I will defeat Doug Jones. & # 39;
& # 39; Do you mean like last time? & # 39; Trump Jr. responded in a tweet. & # 39; You are literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA. & # 39;
Moore said the reports of the alleged sexual assault incidents & # 39; fake news & # 39; goods
One of his prosecutors, Beverly Nelson (left), appeared in public to share her memory of what happened between her and Moore when she was a teenager
She produced a yearbook with a message from Moore as proof of their close relationship. In the message he calls Nelson & # 39; lief & # 39; and & # 39; beautiful & # 39 ;; she has added the format of the date and location on which he signed it
& # 39; Running for the office should never become a business model. If you actually care more about #MAGA than your own ego, it's time to drive away to the sunset, judge, & he continued.
Moore insists that he does not need approval from the president to win the primary race if he were to run, and said the Republicans are falling apart because he still has support in the state.
& # 39; They know I will win, & # 39; he said to Politico. & # 39; That's why they're upset. & # 39;
The 72-year-old Alabamian has consistently denied that the allegations of assault have any validity and defended himself against reports of inappropriate behavior during the 2017 race by Trump & # 39; s widely used phrase for unfavorable news stories – & # 39; fake news & # 39; – to use.
& # 39; It was then fake news (s) it is now fake news, & # 39; he said.
One of his prosecutors, Beverly Young Nelson, a middle-aged woman today, claimed to have sexually abused her when she was in her teenage age.
She produced a high school yearbook entry as proof that the two were in the area and shared her story with the world in a pre-election television show.
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