GOP candidate Roy Moore on Sunday said he is fighting against both the Republican establishment and the Democratic Party, claiming that both groups want his Democratic rival to win in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama.
Moore said in an interview on Breitbart journalist Aaron Klein's radio show that the Republican establishment wants Democratic candidate Doug Jones to win the election because they think he would be easy to defeat in the next Senate race.
"The Republican establishment actually wants Jones in there because they think they can beat him in two years without a contest," Moore said.
"Of course, the Democrats want Jones in there for their vote. So I am fighting both the Republican establishment out of Washington as well as the Democratic Party."
The former judge added that the two-pronged opposition efforts have created "a big problem, moneywise, for us," pointing to the millions Jones has raised over his campaign.
His remarks about the GOP establishment come after many prominent Republican lawmakers such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Tight security for Capitol rally; Biden agenda slows Trump offers sympathy for those charged with Jan. 6 offenses Lindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees MORE (S.C.)and others called on Moore to "step aside" in the race last month after multiple women accused Moore of pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) also withdrew his endorsement of Moore.
Despite the mounting pressure, Moore insisted on remaining in the race while denying all allegations of wrongdoing.
His campaign worked to find discrepancies in his accusers' accounts while Moore continued to blast the mainstream media, Democrats and the GOP establishment for trying to stop him from winning the seat Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program MORE left when he joined the Justice Department. The seat is currently held by Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangePandemic proves importance of pharmaceutical innovation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements MORE (R).
President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE earlier this month endorsed Moore, saying he can help push his agenda forward in an upper chamber that is narrowly controlled by Republicans.
The public boost of support from the nation's leader led key groups like the Republican National Committee to reinstate their financial support of the candidate.
His remarks on Klein's radio show come just days before the highly-anticipated contest between Moore and Jones is set to come to a head on Dec. 12.
Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, reportedly plans to campaign for Moore in the final days of the race.
- This report has been updated.