Trump on Roy Moore: We Don't Want a 'Liberal Democrat' Elected in Alabama
President Trump reiterated his support for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, one day after officially endorsing the former judge.
"We certainly don't want to have a liberal Democrat [in Alabama] that's controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer," he said at the White House on Tuesday.
Trump said the Senate needs a Republican member who is strong on border security and crime to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The latest polling average shows Moore with a less than three-point lead over Democrat Doug Jones, according to RealClearPolitics. The RNC announced Monday it would reinstate its support for Moore after previously withdrawing support after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Moore involving teen girls.
One of the accusers shared with the Washington Post new evidence of her relationship with Moore when she was 17 and he was 34.
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said the numbers, which are within the margin of error, are a "cause for concern" for Republicans, since this race was supposed to be a "slam dunk."
Pavlich said if Moore wins, he will be seated in the Senate, doubting that Republicans have "the courage" to go against the will of the voters.
"Personality and character and integrity has been pushed aside for the sake of policy and power. That is just the calculation that has been made by the White House," she said on "Outnumbered Overtime."
Democratic strategist Michael Tobman said the Moore race is going to hurt the GOP brand heading into the 2018 midterm elections. The special Senate election in Alabama is next Tuesday, December 12.
Watch the remarks above.