Former judge and failed Senate candidate Roy Moore hasn't even officially announced his second attempt to run for an Alabama Senate seat, and President Donald Trump has already come out strongly against the idea.
Earlier this week, Moore was the recipient of a scathing rebuke from the president's son, Donald Trump Jr. Today, POTUS himself sent a clear message to Moore: Don't run.
"Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama," President Trump tweeted. "This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn't, and probably won't."
"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," he continued. "Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating....Judges and Supreme Court Justices!"
...If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made dur… https://t.co/QFvUuDyL0i— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1559130031.0
The president brings up some valid points in his tweets. Moore, burdened by a scandal related to relationships with underage girls, lost a special election that should've been a sure thing for Republicans. And while the GOP was able to extend its control over the Senate in 2018, not regaining the Alabama seat in 2020 would be a blow to the party in a severely pro-Trump state.
Moore, for his part, seems to be undeterred by the heavy criticism that just the idea of him running again brings.
Ever wonder why the mere mention of my name scares the "hell" out of the Washington DC establishment, liberals, and LGBT?" Moore tweeted Wednesday morning. "Like Pres Trump I want to see America great again, but that is a job only God can do!"
Ever wonder why the mere mention of my name scares the “hell” out of the Washington DC establishment, liberals, and… https://t.co/5uCje1PJAb— Judge Roy Moore (@Judge Roy Moore) 1559136847.0
(H/T Hot Air)