Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore released a statement condemning the failed terrorist attack in New York City on Monday, reiterating the need for the proper implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
The incident, which took place on Monday morning, was reportedly carried out by 27-year-old Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah in allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). Fortunately, no one was killed, although Ullah and three others were wounded.
“As we get news this morning of yet another radical Islamic terrorist attack, I am grateful that it appears no one was critically injured, and, as always, I am thankful for the quick action of law enforcement who have the suspect in custody,” Moore said in a statement. “This incident underscores the continued threats our nation faces from those who want nothing more than to destroy the freedoms we enjoy.”
“In the United States Senate I will fight with President Trump for the increased safety of the American people and I will not mince words when it comes to calling out radical Islamic terrorism for the threat that it is,” he continued. “I am committed to implementing the President’s travel ban, putting an end to sanctuary cities, building the wall and making America safer.”
Trump’s travel ban, which prohibits immigration from seven terror-prone Middle Eastern countries, was nearly fully reinstated by the United States Supreme Court last week, following a month’s long protracted battle against left-wing circuit courts that barred the executive order from taking effect.
Moore, who for years served as an Alabama state judge, has a long history of fighting against left-wing activist judges on issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, and the removal of the Ten Commandments monument located in the Alabama Supreme Court building.
The latest Emerson Poll released on Monday showed that Moore has increased his lead over liberal Democrat Doug Jones to nine points, 53 percent to 44 percent.