Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate
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Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Dems prepare next steps after Trump's veto Overnight Defense: Senate rejects border emergency in rebuke to Trump | Acting Pentagon chief grilled on wall funding | Warren confronts chief over war fund budget 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 StrangeDomestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Five things to watch in Mississippi Senate race 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 SessionsO'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump House Judiciary Dem, Republican clash over details of Whitaker testimony DeVos moves to allow religious groups to provide federally funded services to private schools MORE is Dec. 12.