Roy Moore Fights On
Reporting by Jonathan Serrie
With no signs of quitting, Roy Moore’s Senate campaign released a new ad fighting back against allegations of sexual impropriety.
Basketball legend Charles Barkley, back home in Alabama for the Iron Bowl, said he’s disturbed by Moore’s association with former White House strategist Steve Bannon.
“We have a lot of black people in this state who are amazing people but to run a campaign with a guy as your chief advocate who is a white nationalist, a white separatist. That should have disqualified Roy Moore way before this women stuff came up,” Barkley said.
In order to beat Moore, Democrat Doug Jones needs to mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a quarter of Alabama’s electorate, but a Washington Post article suggests black voters may not be energized by the senate race.
On the Sunday morning talk shows, three more additional GOP senators dropped their support for Moore—Ohio Senator Rob Portman, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and South Dakota Senator John Thune.
A White House official tells FOX News, President Trump has no plans to campaign for Moore and has yet to offer him a full throated endorsement, instead attacking Jones, tweeting: “The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is weak on crime, weak on the boarder, bad for our military and our great vets, bad for our 2nd Amendment, and wants to raise taxes to the sky. Jones would be a disaster!”
Later, Trump tweeted his endorsement of Luther Strange “wasn’t enough” and that quote, “I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama primary. He shot way up in the polls but it wasn’t enough. Can’t let Schumer/Pelosi win this race. Liberal Jones would be bad!”
Today the Jones campaign sent out an email accusing Moore of “hiding.” Moore is scheduled to speak at a rally in Henager, Alabama in what will be his first public appearance since the November 16 news conference that his campaign abruptly ended when reporters asked questions about the allegations against him.