Alabama rep: I'm still backing Moore because he'll 'vote right'

Alabama rep: I'm still backing Moore because he'll 'vote right'
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Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Kermit the Frog, Ellen Degeneres among write-ins in Alabama special election Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks reveals he has prostate cancer MORE (R-Ala.) said Monday that he will still back GOP candidate Roy Moore, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, in the Alabama Senate special election because Moore will “vote right” on Capitol Hill.

“There are major issues facing the United States of America, deficit and debt that can lead to insolvency and bankruptcy, funding for national security, border security, abortion, appointment of Supreme Court justices — Doug Jones will vote wrong on each of those issues, Roy Moore will vote right on each of those issues,” Brooks said in a statement Monday.

“That’s why I am voting for Roy Moore,” he said.

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Brooks had run in the GOP primary in special election for Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDems search for winning playbook Stephen Bannon steps down from Breitbart Scott joins Armed Services Committee MORE's (R-Ala.) seat. Strange was appointed to the seat after President Trump appointed Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants DOJ wades into archdiocese fight for ads on DC buses Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector MORE as attorney general. Brooks came in third against Moore and Strange.

Brooks’s statement comes just hours after the latest allegations against Moore.

Beverly Young Nelson said earlier Monday that Moore had sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old and Moore was in his 30s.

Moore denied the allegations, saying he didn’t know Nelson despite her showing that he had apparently signed her yearbook in 1979.

Nelson’s allegations came days after a Washington Post report claimed that Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979.

Multiple Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (Ky.), have called on the former state Supreme Court chief justice to drop out of the race. Some GOP senators have said Moore should be expelled from the chamber if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.