Alabama Republican Roy Moore is insisting he can win a Senate rematch in 2020, and says he won’t be influenced by President Trump’s tweets urging him not to try.
Trump backed Moore in 2017 but he tweeted Wednesday that Moore “cannot win” this time.
...If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating....Judges and Supreme Court Justices!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
Moore responded in an Associated Press interview Wednesday, saying “everybody knows” he can win. He’s blaming establishment Republicans in Washington for trying to keep him out of the Senate.
Moore says Trump’s tweets won’t influence his decision as his weighs whether to enter the 2020 race. He’s still planning to announce his decision in June.