Alabama rep: I'm still backing Moore because he'll 'vote right'

Alabama rep: I'm still backing Moore because he'll 'vote right'
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Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksThe 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution House passes anti-hate measure amid Dem tensions Congress just proved there is hope for honest discussion on climate MORE (R-Ala.) said Monday that he will still back GOP candidate Roy Moore, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, in the Alabama Senate special election because Moore will “vote right” on Capitol Hill.

“There are major issues facing the United States of America, deficit and debt that can lead to insolvency and bankruptcy, funding for national security, border security, abortion, appointment of Supreme Court justices — Doug Jones will vote wrong on each of those issues, Roy Moore will vote right on each of those issues,” Brooks said in a statement Monday.

“That’s why I am voting for Roy Moore,” he said.

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Brooks had run in the GOP primary in special election for 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's (R-Ala.) seat. Strange was appointed to the seat after President Trump appointed Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAfter Mueller, Democrats need to avoid the Javert trap Mueller probe: A timeline from beginning to end Mueller's investigation ends, but divisive political circus will continue MORE as attorney general. Brooks came in third against Moore and Strange.

Brooks’s statement comes just hours after the latest allegations against Moore.

Beverly Young Nelson said earlier Monday that Moore had sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old and Moore was in his 30s.

Moore denied the allegations, saying he didn’t know Nelson despite her showing that he had apparently signed her yearbook in 1979.

Nelson’s allegations came days after a Washington Post report claimed that Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979.

Multiple Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight House Oversight Dem wants Trump to release taxes and 'get it over with' Senate rejection of Green New Deal won't slow Americans' desire for climate action MORE (Ky.), have called on the former state Supreme Court chief justice to drop out of the race. Some GOP senators have said Moore should be expelled from the chamber if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.