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Trump Says Alabama’s Senate Seat Is Too Important To Allow Roy Moore To Lose It

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President Donald Trump criticized Judge Roy Moore Wednesday for contemplating another potential Senate run in Alabama.

“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…..” Trump wrote, noting the risks inherent for the GOP heading into 2020.

He added: “If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating….Judges and Supreme Court Justices!”

MONTGOMERY, AL - DECEMBER 12: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore arrives on stage to speak about the race against his Democratic opponent Doug Jones is too close and there will be a recount during his election night party in the RSA Activity Center on December 12, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. The candidates are running in a special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MONTGOMERY, AL – DECEMBER 12: Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore arrives on stage to speak about the race against his Democratic opponent Doug Jones (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Moore has not officially announced his intention of running in 2020, but he has talked up the possibility on Twitter. “What is Bradley so worried about,” the judge wrote on Twitter Tuesday, referring to Republican Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne’s concerns about a potential Moore candidacy. “He knows that if I run I will beat Doug Jones.”

Trump’s tweet comes after his son, Donald Trump Jr., made a similar critique, telling Moore on Twitter Tuesday that, “if you actually care about #MAGA more than your own ego, it’s time to ride off into the sunset, Judge.” (RELATED: If You Actually Care About #MAGA’: Don Jr. Sends Roy Moore A Clear Message) 

Moore lost the seat in a 2017 special election to Democratic Alabama Sen. Doug Jones after he faced multiple accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions held the seat before joining the Trump administration.

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