Official says Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

Nov 28, 2017, 00:53
Official says Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

Two women have accused Moore of sexually assaulting or molesting them decades ago, when he was a deputy district attorney in his 30s and they were teenagers.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told The Hill that "there is nothing on his schedule at this time" as far as a Trump campaign stop for Moore. The official was not authorized to discuss the president's plans publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Moore is counting on them to send another Republican to Washington while Democrats hope Jones peels off some Republicans and others, turned off by Moore, stay home.

In the wake of the allegations, many elected called for Moore to exit the race.

"The moral of the story is don't nominate someone like Roy Moore who can actually lose the seat any other Republican could win", Graham continued.

"I have no idea if the allegations against him true or not, but I don't see anything within his experience as a judge that qualifies him for the job", said Busby about Moore to the Daily Beast.

Moore's campaign quickly touted Trump's comments on social media and in a fundraising email to supporters that lashed out at Republican leaders as much as it did Jones. Trump was furious when unusual lost to Moore by nine points, and vented to his political team because he felt they had misled him by encouraging him to endorse odd. "And, he's got my opponents in D.C. scrambling", Moore wrote in a fundraising email.

The Alabama Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is neck-and-neck - at least according to search records from Google. The ad does not describe the allegations.

Trump has also accused Jones, who successfully prosecuted members of the Ku Klux Klan who killed four young girls when they bombed a black church in Birmingham in 1963, of being "soft on crime". He said Alabamians are focused on issues such as the economy, education and health care. "I am very strong on the issues that the people of Alabama care for".

Jones, a former federal prosecutor, said he would be an independent voice in the U.S. Senate, similarly to his political mentor, the late U.S. Sen.

"Five state campaigns. Forty years of honorable service". Luther Strange, who faced off with Moore in the Republican primary. The seat opened up after Republican Jeff Sessions was tapped as USA attorney general.