Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has officially endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for Senate.
Moore, an anti-establishment candidate, defeated Sen. Luther Strange last month in the Republican primary runoff to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. attorney general.
”Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution,” Paul said Tuesday, as reported by Breitbart.
“I look forward to welcoming him to the Senate very soon,” Paul added.
Moore responded, saying, “I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of Senator Rand Paul, for whom I have great admiration and respect as fellow defender of our conservative principles,” according to The Hill.
Moore said he looks forward to working with Paul in Congress on several big issues, assuming he defeats Democrat Doug Jones in the December special election.
“I look forward to working with him in the United States Senate to defend our Constitution, secure our borders, fix our national debt, and allow the free enterprise system to create more jobs across Alabama and the nation,” he said,
Moore’s campaign noted that Paul’s endorsement came after the two recently met in Washington, D.C.
The Hill reported that Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee also endorsed Moore, saying Monday that the judge’s “reputation of integrity” is vital to helping the Senate “pass conservative legislation.”
“If there was ever a time to ensure that Republicans maintain a seat in the United States Senate, it is now,” Lee said.
Lee also said Moore was a proven conservative and would be a trusted ally in the Senate.
“Alabamians have the chance to send a proven, conservative fighter to the United States Senate and I am more than ready to welcome a trusted ally,” he pointed out.
The Alabama special election between Moore and Jones is set for Dec. 12.
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