The disgraced, former judge, Roy Moore, is running for Senate…again.
What We Know:
- Roy Moore announced in a press conference Thursday that he will run for Senate again in 2020.
- During the press conference, he stated, “Can I win? Yes, I can win. Not only can I, but they know I can. That’s why there’s such opposition.”
- He previously ran for a seat in the Senate in December 2017 but lost to Democratic Sen. Doug Jones.
- His campaign was consumed with controversy when multiple women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Some of the women who came forward said the incidents happened when they were minors.
- Roy Moore was also a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but was ousted twice. In 2003, he refused to remove a Christian monument from the Supreme Court building but was re-elected in 2012. His second offense came in 2016 when he refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple.
- The president publicly announced his disproval of Moore as a candidate in the upcoming election. He tweeted, “I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t…..”
Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
- Some people just don’t quit.