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 BrooksLatino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit Alabama GOP congressman preps possible Senate bid against Doug Jones Loyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party 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 StrangeAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost The Hill's Morning Report — General election season underway with marquee Senate races set MORE's (R-Ala.) seat. Strange was appointed to the seat after President Trump appointed Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein faces Trump showdown Solicitor general could take over Mueller probe if Rosenstein exits 13 states accepted Sessions invitation to meeting on social media bias: report 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 McConnellFord's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment GOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw 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.