In a weird way, Trump is standing right with the people of Alabama on Roy Moore.
The President was never a natural supporter of the controversial candidate, in fact, he endorsed Moore’s opponent Luther Strange.
Trump has also said if the allegations of Moore sexually forcing and abusing young women in his hometown 40 years ago are true, that Moore should quit the race.
But in new remarks today, Trump said that the voters of Alabama must be respected.
More from Breitbart:
Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said while President Donald Trump thought the sexual misconduct accusations leveled against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore were “troubling,” he also believed the voters of Alabama “should make the decision on who their next senator should be.”
Sanders said, “Look, the president believes the allegations are troubling and should be taken seriously, and he thinks that the people of Alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be.”
She added, “The president said in his statement earlier this week if the allegations are true, then that Roy Moore should step aside. He still firmly believes that.”
Breitbart followed up by reporting a statement from the Alabama GOP that seems to rhyme with exactly what President Trump is saying:
On Thursday, the Alabama Republican Party issued a statement pledging its support for embattled former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, its nominee for U.S. Senate in the special election to be held on December 12.
According to Alabama Republican Party chairwoman Terry Lathan, the party’s steering committee, made up of 21 members, had met a night earlier “to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S. Senate race.”
The result of that meeting was the determination Moore would continue to have the party’s support as the nominee, and that was reflected in Lathan’s statement.
“The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race,” she said in the statement. “Judge Moore has vehemently denied the allegations made against him. He deserves to be presumed innocent of the accusations unless proven otherwise. He will continue to take his case straight to the people of Alabama.”
She added Alabama voters would be “the ultimate jury” and “not the media or those from afar.”
Remember all of the “impeach Trump” noise that still goes on today? Our President understands the importance of respecting the will of the American voter.