Trump invokes Pelosi in endorsing Alabama Republican ahead of runoff

Trump invokes Pelosi in endorsing Alabama Republican ahead of runoff
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE on Friday invoked his criticism of House Minority Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiRisk-averse Republicans are failing the republic The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight Trump, Saturday Night Live and why autocrats can't take a joke MORE (D-Calif.) as he endorsed Rep. Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyOcasio-Cortez: 'I was stopped because it was assumed I was an intern' Insurgency shakes up Democratic establishment Dem House candidate claims Russians tried to hack campaign website MORE (R-Ala.) ahead of a runoff election next month.

"Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda," the president wrote on Twitter.

"She is in a Republican Primary run-off against a recent Nancy Pelosi voting Democrat. I fully endorse Martha for Alabama 2nd Congressional District!"

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Trump appears to be referencing the Democratic past of Roby's runoff opponent, Rep. Bobby Bright (R). Bright previously represented Alabama's 2nd congressional district as a Democrat and backed Pelosi for Speaker at the time.

Roby has not always agreed with Trump. She narrowly won re-election in 2016 after declaring she would not vote for Trump due to the "Access Hollywood" tape where he bragged about grabbing women's genitals.

Roby and Bright are headed to a runoff on July 17 in the red 2nd district where the winner is likely to achieve victory in the November general.

-Updated 8:11 a.m.