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Roy Moore: 'I Certainly Support President Trump's Agenda'

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:28 AM

Newly elected Senate nominee Roy Moore said Wednesday he does "certainly support" President Donald Trump's agenda, even though the president backed his opponent in the Alabama runoff election to pick a Republican candidate to vie for Attorney General Jeff Session's former seat.

"I think the people of Alabama know me, and they understand what I stand for," Moore told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "I certainly support President Trump's agenda and that, yes, I'm an outsider, not part of the establishment."

Moore defeated interim Sen. Luther Strange in Tuesday's runoff election. Strange was backed by Trump and other Washington figures, while Moore was backed by conservatives such as former chief strategist Stephen Bannon.

However, Moore's stance on many issues has been compared to Trump's, as he is not part of the "swamp" Trump often rails against.

He said Wednesday the president called him to congratulate him. Further, Trump has tweeted his support for the new nominee.

Moore already had an opinion ready on healthcare reform legislation, saying he would have stood with Sen. Rand Paul's belief on the Graham-Cassidy bill and voted against the measure, as he believes government payments for coverage constitutes "socialized medicine at best."

"Transferring it to states is not getting you out of the business of socialized medicine, which was what we promised to repeal Obamacare," he said. "We should repeal it."

Moore further said Wednesday that he does not believe Trump knew him when he chose to support Strange in the election.

"I think when he gets to know me and understands that I do support a very conservative agenda in this country," Moore said. "I think he will back me. I received a call from him. That is what he said he would do."

Moore said he believes his win was a "very big step," even though it was much opposed.

"We had 30 million plus dollars out of Washington, D.C., trying to control the vote of the people," Moore said. "It didn't work. People of Alabama can't be bought. They stood and voted, here we are today."

Moore also said he is not worried about working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as long as the Kentucky senator "stands for a conservative agenda and what we promised people as Republicans. I will work with anyone."

Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election to determine who will fill the Senate seat.

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Newly elected Senate nominee Roy Moore said Wednesday he does "certainly support" President Donald Trump's agenda, even though the president backed his opponent in the Alabama runoff election to pick a Republican candidate to vie for Attorney General Jeff Session's former...
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