Tags: luther strange | donald trump | alabama | special election | goals

Luther Strange: I Share Trump's Goals for America

Image: Luther Strange: I Share Trump's Goals for America
Sen. Luther Strange (AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:38 AM

Sen. Luther Strange, who has the backing of President Donald Trump in Tuesday's special election in Alabama, believes he got the endorsement because they have the same goals to "make America great again" and to implement the president's agenda.

"We like each other, and we have the same goals," Strange, who was named temporarily to the Senate seat earlier this year to replace Jeff Sessions when he became attorney general, told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program.

The people of Alabama want a senator who will work to achieve Trump's agenda, Strange continued, and "that's what I have been doing from day one in the Senate since I took Jeff Sessions' place in February. I have done everything you can possibly do to support the president's agenda and believe me, that's what the people of Alabama want to see done."

Early Tuesday, the president tweeted his support of Strange and an announcement that he was going to be on the morning program:

After Strange's appearance, Trump tweeted another endorsement:

Nine candidates are running in Tuesday's special election, with the top two finishers squaring off against each other on Sept. 25 if no one person receives more than 50 percent of the vote. The winner of the September race will face a Democratic challenger in December.

Currently, the polls have retired Judge Roy Moore in the lead, with 32 percent, followed by Strange at 28 percent and Rep. Mo Brooks at 17 percent.

Strange said Tuesday that he is particularly "disgusted" by the Senate's failure to vote in Obamacare repeal.

"Nobody is more disgusted than I am," Strange said. "I spent six years as attorney general suing the Obama administration and winning on cases across the board, and I came to Washington expecting that healthcare vote would go our way."

Strange continued that he could not believe the legislation would not pass "due to a few members who decided not to fulfill their promise."

Strange said if elected, he wants to find "commonsense solutions" for the problems that are affecting people in their "real lives," just like Trump wants to do.

"Obviously, the Obamacare disaster is unfolding before our eyes," Strange said. "We also have to get tax relief to our citizens. We have to get regulatory relief. I would like to see an infrastructure bill."

Strange said he also wants to see the wall built at the nation's southern border.

"I complained to the leadership that we shouldn't be taking a recess or whatever it's called," he said. "We should be up there working like the American people are doing every day."

The senator said he believes lawmakers owe it to the American people to vote to repeal Obamacare.

"I certainly think our people in Alabama expect that to happen," Strange said. "I appreciate the president's leadership on that. We cannot fail to act on that. I mean, it's a catastrophe, in my state and around the this country."

Strange said he does not want to make a prediction about the election, and that he feels fortunate to have been elected twice as Alabama's attorney general.

"I predict President Trump's endorsement will be incredibly important," Strange said. "People want his agenda passed. I wanted his agenda passed. I'm honored to have his full support."

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Sen. Luther Strange, who has the backing of President Donald Trump in Tuesday's special election in Alabama, believes he got the endorsement because they have the same goals to "make America great again" and to implement the president's agenda.
luther strange, donald trump, alabama, special election, goals
596
2017-38-15
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:38 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved