Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones following a series of allegations of sexual misconduct. However, in light of the backlash Moore is facing from his own party, Jones weighed in with his own thoughts on Moore running for the Senate yet again:
It has been so amusing watching all the handwringing by establishment Republicans who were all in for Roy Moore with his cowboy suit & little gun in 2017. Sorry Roy, guess they’re just not that into you anymore.
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) May 30, 2019
Response from Roy Moore
Moore is not taking criticism from the Trump family without issuing his own response. During a phone interview with Politico, Moore stated that the president does not control the manner in which Alabama citizens vote in elections.
In Moore’s own words:
“The president doesn’t control who votes for the United States Senate in Alabama. People in Alabama are smarter than that. They elect the senator from Alabama, not from Washington, D.C.”
Moore also stated that his GOP critics are “upset” because they “know” he will win the second time around.