Roy Moore Announces His Run For the U.S. Senate
Moore Running for U.S. Senate From Alabama
Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Wednesday April 26th he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Republican who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays and lesbians to marry, made the announcement on the steps of the Alabama Capitol.
Moore said the country is being gripped by immorality and damaged by judges and politicians who stray from a strict interpretation of the Constitution.
He was surrounded by about two dozen supporters who waved American flags, a Christian flag and signs from his past campaigns.
Moore, who has been suspended from the bench since September, said he has submitted retirement paperwork to step down as chief justice to seek the senate post.
He’s joining what’s expected to be a crowded GOP primary field in the August 15th primary.