Top Senate campaign Dem to Trump: We'll make sure voters don't forget your support for Moore

Top Senate campaign Dem to Trump: We'll make sure voters don't forget your support for Moore
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The chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenSenate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines Civil rights activist Gloria Richardson dies Senate Democrats hit speedbumps with big spending plans MORE (Md.), took a shot at President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals MORE in a statement Tuesday after Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones’s (D) stunning victory in the special election.

“President Trump, Republican Senate candidates and the Republican National Committee showed us exactly who they are by standing with Roy Moore--and we will make sure voters do not forget it,” Van Hollen said, according to Politico.

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Jones’s stunning victory over Republican opponent Roy Moore follows a closely watched campaign to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE.

Moore was accused of sexual misconduct last month by multiple women, including one woman who said Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was in his 30s.

Moore denied the allegations, but faced calls to drop out of the race from top Republicans, and saw his fundraising support from the National Republican Senate Committee.

The Republican National Committee also cut off support for Moore, but reinstated its support in the final week of the race.

President Trump threw his support behind Moore, however, urging his followers on Twitter to vote for Moore and holding a campaign rally near the Alabama border in support of Moore.

Trump also recorded a robocall for Moore in the final days of the race, and attacked Jones as a “Schumer/Pelosi puppet.”

Jones’s victory tightens Republicans’ margin in the Senate, giving them just a 51-49 advantage over Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections.