Kayla Moore, the wife of embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, said Monday that President Trump called her husband offering his “full support” in the special election race.
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“Judge Moore just got off the phone with President Trump-we have his full support! Thank you Mr. President! Let’s MAGA!” Kayla Moore wrote in a Facebook post.
The Hill has reached out to the White House to confirm that Trump phoned Moore.
Moore’s post comes after Trump announced his endorsement of Moore on Monday.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump said in a morning tweet.
“We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!” Trump added, referencing Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, as well as House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: US showing signs of retreat in battle against COVID-19 | Regeneron begins clinical trials of potential coronavirus antibody treatment | CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks Schumer requests briefing with White House coronavirus task force as cases rise Schumer on Trump’s tweet about 75-year-old protester: He ‘should go back to hiding in the bunker’ MORE (D-N.Y.).
The president previously hedged when asked whether or not he would back Moore, but argued Republicans could not afford to lose the seat to a Democrat.
The former judge has been accused of various degrees of sexual misconduct. Leigh Corfman told The Washington Post that Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s, while several other women said Moore made sexual advances toward them during their later teen years.
Moore has denied the allegation from Corfman, but he admitted in an interview after the first set of accusations that he may have dated women in their later teens during that period in his life.
Moore has remained defiant, even after multiple Republican senators revoked their endorsements and the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled their fundraising support for him.
While Republicans initially tried to distance themselves from Moore after the accusations, some lawmakers have signaled that the race is now in the hands of the Alabama voters.
Moore will face off against Jones on Dec. 12 in the special election for the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe, Rosenstein spar over Russia probe Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Rosenstein defends Mueller appointment, role on surveillance warrants MORE.