President Donald Trump has fully endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Senate race in Alabama.
Moore, whose campaign was rocked in November by a series of allegations that he made sexual advances on teenage girls as young as 14 when he was in his 30s, faces Democratic candidate Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 special election.
Trump gave his support to Moore in a Dec. 4 tweet: "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive tax cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!"
"Putting Pelosi/Schumer liberal puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders... and so much more," added Trump.
Moore, now 70, tweeted to thank Trump for his support.
"Thankful for President Trump's support," tweeted Moore. "The America First agenda will #MAGA. Can't wait to help him #DrainTheSwamp."
In November, allegations regarding Moore emerged as eight women accused Moore of making advances on them when they were underage.
Leigh Corfman said that when she was 14, Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, approached her outside of a courtroom and got her phone number. A few days later, Corfman said, Moore drove her to his home and kissed her. Corfman added that on a different visit, Moore took off his clothes, removed her shirt and pants, and touched Corfman over her bra and panties, as well as guiding her hand to touch him over his underwear.
"I wanted it over with -- I wanted out," recalled Corfman. "Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over."
Other women said that they had been 16 and 17 when Moore made advances toward them, reported The Washington Post.
Moore dismissed the report: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign," Moore said in a statement to the Post on Nov. 9.
Prior to Trump's Twitter endorsement of Moore, the president had noted Moore's denial of the accusations.
"He denies it. Look, he denies it," Trump told reporters in November. "If you look at all the things that have happened in the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn't happen. And look, you have to look at him also."
The Alabama Senate race has tightened since the allegations against Moore came out, and at least one poll has shown Moore's rival Jones in the lead, according to The New York Post.
A Washington Post-Schar School survey conducted from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30 showed Jones, with support from 50 percent of likely voters, with a slight lead over Moore, who had the support of 47 percent of likely voters.
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