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 TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE on Friday invoked his criticism of House Minority Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLouisiana governor wins re-election Dynamic scoring: Forward-thinking budgeting practices to grow our economy Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' MORE (D-Calif.) as he endorsed Rep. Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe Here are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Pelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House 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.