Tea Party Express Endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Runoff

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce our endorsement of Judge Roy Moore in the Republican primary runoff election for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by former Senator and current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Alabamians need a passionate outsider to shake things up in Washington. Judge Moore has clearly demonstrated the willingness to stand up and fight for his convictions, and that independent streak is needed now more than ever.

“As the first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency have shown, the Congress, especially the Senate, has become bogged down and unable to implement the changes the American people voted for last year. While we appreciate that Judge Moore’s opponent has retracted his support for fully maintaining the Senate filibuster rule that is frustrating much of the President’s agenda, we believe Judge Moore will more aggressively fight to enact a conservative agenda.

“While there seems to be too many Republican Senators who are determined to stand by and allow conservative legislation to be stymied, the conservatives who want to move forward a conservative agenda need more reinforcements. There is no question that Judge Moore would be a more welcome addition to the Senate by those who are frustrated by a Senate that cannot get beyond its own rules.

“While there are two qualified conservative candidates in this race, we feel Judge Moore is eager to work with President Donald Trump and the conservatives in Congress to take on the status quo establishment and enact real conservative reforms. Judge Moore is a constitutional conservative who will be an effective ally in the fight to reduce the size, cost and intrusiveness of the federal government,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“Judge Roy Moore is not just another politician. He has principles, and he will stand on those principles and the conservative values he represents and fight. The other candidate is just the same old, same old.”

-Mark D. Scott, Tea Party Activist, Chilton County Tea Party

“Judge Roy Moore is a man of character, someone who respects and reveres the U.S. Constitution and we know by his record that he won’t be bought by special interests. He will be an asset not only to Alabama but the entire nation. He is a leader that conservatives, Republican moderates, even Democrats can rally around as he upholds the values that made this country great.”

-Becky Getritson, President, Wetumpka TEA Party

“Judge Roy Moore will be the people’s Senator from Alabama, preserving and holding firm to Alabama values. He will not buckle under the pressure of the McConnell machine nor forget his oath to the Constitution. He is battle scarred and unscathed, rock solid and standing on a firm foundation. Judge Roy Moore is the Conservative choice.”

-Ann Eubank, Alabama Legislative Watchdogs and Zan Green, Rainy Day Patriots Tea Party