DNC on Roy Moore Winning the Republican Primary Runoff
September 26, 2017
In response to Roy Moore winning the Republican primary runoff against Luther Strange, DNC Associate Chair and Counselor Jaime Harrison released the following statement:
“Roy Moore has demonstrated time and again that he is unfit to represent Alabamians in the U.S. Senate. As a judge, he raised his own taxpayer-funded salary, even though Alabama’s judges were the already the highest paid in the nation. Twice, he was stripped of his duties as chief justice for defying the law. And on top of that, he and his wife pocketed more than $1 million from their own charity.
“Alabamians deserve better. They deserve an independent leader like Doug Jones as their next senator. When Doug was appointed to serve as a U.S. attorney, his integrity earned him a confirmation by a Republican-controlled Senate. In that role, he successfully prosecuted the KKK members responsible for the 1963 church bombing that killed four young girls and injured many others. Doug subscribes to the founders’immortal declaration that all men and women are created equal and as such he has always put people over party, and he’ll bring that same integrity and tenacity to Washington when Alabamians elect him to serve as their next senator in December’s special election.”