Trump Endorses Luther Strange in Alabama U.S. Senate Race Rather Than Roy Moore

WASHINGTON — As Tuesday marks primary day in Alabama’s special election to fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Senator Jeff SessionsPresident Trump has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange for U.S. Senate over “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore.

“Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!” he tweeted early Tuesday.

“Luther Strange of the great state of Alabama has my endorsement. He is strong on border & wall, the military, tax cuts & law enforcement,” Trump likewise posted on Monday.

Trump had issued a similar endorsement last week, writing, “Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the great state of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!”

Strange thanked the president for his support this morning, responding, “Thank you again @realDonaldTrump for your endorsement and confidence! So proud to work with you to #MAGA & #BuildTheWall #ALsen.”

However, word that Trump had endorsed Strange drew criticism, including from conservative radio host Mark Levin. He noted that Rep. Mo Brooks and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore would be, in his opinion, acceptable choices for the seat rather than Strange.

“We actually have a shot of nominating a conservative in Alabama and winning that seat,” he said on his Wednesday radio broadcast. “And yesterday Donald Trump endorses Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove and this guy, Jeff Roe’s candidate, Luther Strange. Now President Trump can’t have it both ways. He can’t claim to be an outsider when he acts and embraces the insiders.”

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“And the president of the United States didn’t have to do that. He could have stayed out of it, but he didn’t. He put his finger on the scale,” Levin stated.

As previously reported, National Right to Life also endorsed Strange earlier this month, disappointing some pro-life Americans who fervently support Moore.

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Senator Luther Strange, whose position on life reflects the true values of Alabama’s voters,” Karen Cross, the organization’s political director, said in a statement on Aug. 3. “Senator Strange has a 100 percent pro-life voting record in the 115th Congress, including votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.”

“And you know why [they endorsed Strange]? Because Judge #RoyMoore wants to abolish abortion while #StrangeLuther wants to keep that old pro-life wagon a-rolling along,” one commenter remarked as a result.

However, a number of other prominent entities have endorsed Moore, including “Texas Ranger” actor and martial artist Chuck Norris, who likewise supported Moore in his 2012 run for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

“Judge Roy Moore is the real deal,” he said in a statement last week. “He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel. … Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the U.S Senate. That’s why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore.”

Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson have likewise endorsed Moore, as have 50 pastors across the state of Alabama, including Jim Nelson of Church of the Living God in Moulton, Steve Sanders of Victory Baptist Church in Millbrook, Bill Snow of Edgewood Church in Anniston, Bruce Jenkins of Young’s Chapel in Piedmont, Paul Hubbard of Lakeview Baptist Church in Montgomery and Myron Mooney of Trinity Free Presbyterian Church.

“From the pulpit to hospital rooms, from wedding altars to the funeral home, from the Capitol to our prisons, we are called to serve Jesus Christ in every area of life. With our calling comes a responsibility to address such compelling cultural issues as the special election for United States Senate,” they wrote in a statement.

“We have the opportunity this Tuesday, August 15, to send a man to Washington who shares our convictions, will fight for morality, and will restore integrity in the halls of Congress. That man is Judge Roy Moore.”

Moore has consistently led in the polls and the latest poll showed him ahead by eight points.

“I resent people from Washington, raising money in Washington, and sending negative ads to Alabama and trying to control the vote of the people,” Moore told Politico following a recent GOP executive committee meeting. “If the Washington crowd wants somebody, the people of Alabama generally don’t.”

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  • Of course he did because Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue about real Christianity or righteousness. He has surrounded himself with religious fools and this is the evidence that one’s theology (or lack of) really does matter in the political realm. I dissented in the 2016 Presidential election and will continue to do so until we actually get a righteous, moral, godly, Christian candidate.

    • Tree Kangaroo

      In other words, you will never vote again.

    • Bezukhov

      How will we recognize this “righteous, moral, godly, Christian candidate”? He’ll be thumping a bigger Bible than everyone one else?

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ……………

  • Recognizing_Truth

    Anyone can endorse candidate A, or candidate B, or…
    Big deal. It’s a free(dom of speech) country.
    The people are the voters. They will decide who they want to represent them.

  • Joe Brown

    I’m hoping Mr. Moore wins. That said, I don’t believe Trump is a real Christian, but plays up to Christians only to secure their support and votes. I voted for Trump. I am very disappointed in his presidency so far, although there are a few things that I hope he can accomplish. What I’m really hoping for though is, a Mike Pence Presidency. Mike Pence is a true Christian, and he will battle for all of us true Christians as President. I’m actually hoping that Trump resigns or is impeached as soon as possible, so this can be accomplished.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Mike Pence paid for his daughter to attend Muslim schools and to learn Arabic. He says JFK, a serial adulterer, is his hero. Funny that he tried to distance himself from Trump tapes while claiming he wanted to be like JFK.

  • Dianne

    No surprise here that the LIAR in
    Chief who has DUPPED so many gullible Christians has not endorsed Moore. Trump is a consistent Pathological LIAR and Con Man.

    John 8:44 Ye (Trump) are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father ye will do……..

  • Dump da Trump!
    Vote for Moore a real conserative!