Roy Moore is considering running for Senate in Alabama again.
Yesterday, Moore tweeted that he would win and beat current Senator Doug Jones if he ran again, even though that didn’t go well the last time due to the allegations of sexual misconduct that swirled around the Alabama Republican.
He knows that if I run I will beat Doug Jones.
— Judge Roy Moore (@RealJudgeMoore) May 28, 2019
However, top GOP members, including the President are strongly urging Moore NOT to run. Trump weighed in this morning, tweeting that Roy probably won’t win and Republicans need to keep the Senate if they want to continue to nominate conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
…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
Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne, who launched his campaign earlier this year, thinks Moore will jump in the race in June.
He told The Hill, “People who I believe know what they’re talking about say that Judge Moore intends to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in June. I welcome him to the race.”
However, he doesn’t think Moore would win the nomination or the general election.
“I think people are very concerned that we Republicans lost a U.S. Senate seat because he was our nominee in 2017 and we don’t need to do that again,” Byrne said.
“There are some serious pieces of litigation that have come out of all that. I personally don’t want to talk about any of that; I want to talk about how we’re going to beat Doug Jones,” he continued. “But I think it’s inevitable it’s going to come up in the primary campaign, and if he was the nominee, it certainly would come up in the general election.”