Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore weighed in on the terror attack in Manhattan on Monday, vowing to back President Trump’s tough stance against Islamic terrorists if elected.
“As we get news this morning of yet another radical Islamic terrorist attack, I am grateful that it appears no one was critically injured, and, as always, I am thankful for the quick action of law enforcement who have the suspect in custody,” Moore wrote on Twitter, hoping to generate some positive press for himself by seizing on the bombing.
“This incident underscores the continued threats our nation faces from those who want nothing more than to destroy the freedoms we enjoy. I am committed to implementing the president’s travel ban, putting an end to sanctuary cities, building the wall and making America safer,” he continued.
“In the United States Senate I will fight with President Trump for the increased safety of the American people and I will not mince words when it comes to calling out radical Islamic terrorism for the threat that it is.”
Moore, who has denied charges of sexual misconduct and assault from at least eight women, is facing Democrat Doug Jones in a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.