Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate
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Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeHillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech Fix the climate with smaller families MORE (R-Utah) has endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his Senate race, Moore’s campaign announced on Monday.

Lee in a statement noted Moore’s “reputation of integrity,” saying it is essential in helping the Senate “pass conservative legislation.”

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“If there was ever a time to ensure that Republicans maintain a seat in the United States Senate, it is now,​" Lee said.

"That is why I am proudly endorsing Judge Roy Moore for United States Senate. Alabamians have the chance to send a proven, conservative fighter to the United States Senate and I am more than ready to welcome a trusted ally," he added.

Moore, who last month defeated Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDon't import prescription drugs Roy Moore 'seriously considering' another Senate bid GOP leaders dead set against Roy Moore in Alabama MORE (R-Ala.) in the Alabama primary runoff, will face off against Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones in the December special election.

"Senator Lee has staunchly defended our constitutional liberties in the United States Senate and I am honored to receive his support and endorsement," Moore said in a statement.

"I am eager to work alongside of him in the United States Senate to ensure our national security, cut government spending​, and defend our C​institution," he continued.

The special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Democrats leave empty chair for McGahn at hearing MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump Chris Wallace: AG Barr 'clearly is protecting' Trump MORE is Dec. 12.