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 TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE on Friday invoked his criticism of House Minority Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico This week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill MORE (D-Calif.) as he endorsed Rep. Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyPelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers Pressure rises on Cheney to make decision 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.