Exclusive — RNC Jumps Back into Alabama Race Behind Judge Roy Moore

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

MOBILE, Alabama — The Republican National Committee (RNC) is now again backing Judge Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. The RNC’s decision to now publicly support Moore again comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s wholehearted endorsement of Moore on Monday morning.

“We stand with the president,” a senior RNC official told Breitbart News.

The RNC notified the RNC members from Alabama on Monday afternoon that the national party would resume financial support to back the state party in its efforts to elect Moore to the U.S. Senate. At this time, since this development is fresh, it remains unclear exactly what that means, but sources close to RNC leadership told Breitbart News that it would become apparent in the coming days.

Throughout this process, since the Washington Post published frivolous evidence-free allegations against Moore, the RNC’s position has closely mirrored the White House position on Moore. At first, the RNC held out criticism or withdrawal of support while the president was overseas in Asia on a multi-day, multi-country trip. Then, the RNC withdrew support — something the White House said it supported — while Trump himself had not yet weighed in. A week plus into the narrative, however, Trump himself noted that radical leftist Democrat Doug Jones is too extreme for Alabama to serve in the Senate and that Moore “totally denies” the allegations against him. At that point, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said the voters of Alabama would decide.

“[T]he allegations were obviously very concerning to the degree that we pulled our resources,” McDaniel said in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis in late November:

Roy Moore cannot be replaced on the ballot. He is the candidate. The Alabama party has stood by that. So now, the Alabama voters are going to have to be the judge and jury on this. They’re going to have to look at the women that have come forward with these very concerning allegations and then what [Moore] is putting forward and they’re going to have to make a decision as to whether or not they want him to represent their state in the United States Senate.

But, now, as Breitbart News can exclusively reveal, the RNC has begun pouring resources back into Alabama as President Trump has lined up behind Judge Moore for the home stretch. Earlier on Monday, President Trump tweeted an endorsement of Moore.

Then, after the tweet, the president called the judge to express his full support. “Go get ‘em Roy!” Trump reportedly told Moore.

While the RNC — which is President Trump’s political arm — is clearly backing Moore now, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is still withholding support. The NRSC is controlled by the vehemently anti-Trump and anti-Moore Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell has pushed for Moore’s ouster after spending more than $30 million in a failed effort to beat him in the GOP primary and runoff. That effort to oust Moore from the race failed too, as McConnell loses more and more influence over the GOP by the second. It remains to be seen if the NRSC will join President Trump in supporting the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama in the final week of the election. Voters head to the polls a week from Tuesday on Dec. 12.


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