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Roy Moore: Establishment Republicans Failing in Washington

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (AP Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:40 AM

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is headed to a Republican primary runoff election along with Luther Strange to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said he is seeking election because establishment Republicans are not working out in Washington.

"They're continually blocking everything that the president wants to do," Moore told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "I think I can move it. I think I understand, for example, that the filibuster rule is a constitutional rule. It's a super majority role not imposed on the people of this country by the founders, but upon the Senate itself."

Strange was appointed to fill Sessions' seat temporarily, and has gotten President Donald Trump's endorsement, but Moore said he does support the president's agenda.

"I can't help what they do behind doors in Washington, D.C.," Moore said. "Of course I support the president's agenda. I have supported him throughout, and I don't know why he did what he did, but that's his decision. Not mine."

Moore chose to seek the Senate seat after he was suspended on Sept. 30, 2016, for the remainder of his term as chief justice after he was found guilty of six charges of violation of the canons of judicial ethics, reports AL.com, over his stance on same-sex marriage.

He also was suspended in 2003 for refusing a federal order to remove a Ten Commandment monument from the Alabama Supreme Court building.

Moore said, referring to the incidents, that he does believe in "traditional marriage and the belief in an acknowledgment of God is the source of our liberty and our government. These are the things I stood up for, and I've suffered accordingly by the judicial inquiring commission of Alabama. But I'll continue to hold the constitution and the right to acknowledge God."

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