Trump Won't Campaign For Moore

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Trump Won't Campaign For Moore

President Trump won't travel to Alabama to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore ahead of next month's special election, a White House official told the Associated Press.

The highly anticipated Alabama Senate election is only a handful of days away, but that's not stopping one retired Marine from stepping in to stop embattled candidate Roy Moore (R-AL).

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told The Hill that "there is nothing on his schedule at this time" as far as a Trump campaign stop for Moore.

Trump has repeatedly slammed Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, calling him weak on crime and saying that Jones would not vote for a tax overhaul plan being debated in Congress.

Two women have accused Moore of sexually assaulting or molesting them decades ago, when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers.

For weeks, accusations that Moore, now 70, sexually molested or assaulted two teens, ages 14 and 16 - and tried to date several others - while he was in his 30s have taken center stage in the heated Alabama race. The military veteran said he doesn't know whether the accusations against Moore are true, "but I don't see anything within his experience as a judge that qualifies him for the job". Republican lawmakers are considering expelling Moore should he win the seat. Moore, like the president, is a totem for anti-establishment conservatives such as Steve Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist, who has rallied his populist-nationalist political base to Moore's defense. As for getting the word out about his campaign, Busby said he is relying largely on social media. He has instead chosen to go after Moore's opponent. The ad does not describe the allegations. He said Alabamians are focused on issues such as the economy, education and health care.

Jones, a former federal prosecutor, said he would be an independent voice in the US Senate, similarly to his political mentor, the late US Senator Howell Heflin, who represented the state for almost 20 years. "I don't think they reflect Alabama's views". Howell Heflin, who represented the state for almost 20 years.

While Trump originally endorsed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary but moved quickly to embrace Moore after he won.

Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in a December 12 special election to fill a seat held previously by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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