Democrats wrestled a seat from Republicans in Alabama because of crazy assed Roy Moore….
If he tries to run again?
Trump is afraid Democrats will keep the Senate seat….
President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned of “devastating” consequences if Republican Roy Moore runs for Senate again in Alabama, predicting the seat that he failed to capture in 2017 would remain in Democratic hands if the former Alabama Supreme Court judge mounts another bid.
“Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama,” he said, pointing out that if Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) were to win reelection next year, “this time it will be for Six Years, not just Two.”
Jones, a former civil rights attorney, upset Moore in a 2017 special election to win the Senate seat vacated by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore’s already controversial candidacy — he had been twice removed from the bench for defying federal courts — was hounded by allegations of inappropriate sexual interactions with young girls decades ago. Though Trump endorsed and campaigned fiercely for Moore, Jones ultimately prevailed.
Jones’s victory, the first by a Democrat running for Senate in Alabama since 1992, was a considered a major upset in the deep-red state. His seat is among the GOP’s top targets in 2020.
Moore has openly flirted with another run for Senate, on Tuesday taunting Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), who is currently in the race by promising that “I will beat Doug Jones.”
If Moore were to run again and win the GOP nomination, it could deeply imperil Republicans’ chances of wresting the Senate seat from Jones and could impact the GOP’s bid to maintain control of the chamber. The former judge’s potential run has drawn immediate pushback from Republicans, including from Trump’s son Donald Trump, Jr….
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