Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Mike Lee endorses Roy Moore for Senate
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Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate approves border bill that prevents shutdown Push for paid family leave heats up ahead of 2020 New act can help us grapple with portion of exploding national debt 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 SessionsMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war MORE is Dec. 12.