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Roy Moore Receives Trump Endorsement and RNC Funding

The Republican National Committee decided to resume supporting U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, an embattled Alabama Republican who has been accused of sexual misconduct, on Monday after President Trump endorsed Moore earlier.

   
  
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    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (Brynn Anderson/AP)

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (Brynn Anderson/AP)

Trump’s endorsement comes a few days before the special State election, amid tight polls between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

The White House said the president endorsed the GOP candidate in a call to Moore. Trump said Republicans needed the former Alabama Supreme Court justice to secure legislative victories on issues like taxes and immigration in a tweet.

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges, 2nd Amendment and more. No to Joines, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!” Trump wrote in the first of two posts.

“Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders...& so much more,” Trump added, alluding to Moore’s opponent in the race, Democrat Doug Jones, “Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!”

   
  
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    Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP, File)

Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP, File)

Moore quickly responded to Trump’s tweet, tweeting that he was, “Thankful for President Trump’s support. The America First Agenda will #MAGA. Can’t wait to help him #DrainTheSwamp. #ALSEN.”

The White House said last week that Trump won’t campaign for Moore. “The president is not planning any trip to Alabama at this time. Frankly, his schedule doesn’t permit him doing anything between now and Election Day,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, referring to the Dec. 12 election. It seems that the president’s plans have changed as he is scheduled to hold a rally on Friday, Dec. 8, in Pensacola, Florida, adjacent to Alabama.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last month said he believed Moore’s accusers and joined other senators in urging him to quit the race. But it seems that McConnell flipped on Sunday when he said it was up to Alabama voters to decide whether to send Moore to Capitol Hill on ABC’s This Week. Moore shared the news on Twitter, citing a report by Breitbart