Guns carry him for protection, his diary is called the Guinness Book of World Records, when the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet him. Now the famed actor and martial artist extraordinaire, Chuck Norris, is ready for yet another notch in his victory belt. He’s stepped into the ring to fight the GOP establishment, and has thrown his full support behind former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race.
“Judge Roy Moore is the real deal: He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel,” said the Walker-Texas Ranger. “The Washington establishment knows they won’t be able to count on him, but Alabama voters can. Judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the U.S Senate. That’s why the Washington establishment is spending millions trying to defeat Judge Moore.”
It’s hard to argue Norris, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, on the fact Moore rarely backs down. The GOP Senate hopeful first came to national fame back in 2003, when he was suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the court. He was again suspended from the bench in 2016 for the remainder of his term for encouraging probate judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage and refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.
Norris, whose eponymous Chuck Norris facts, has led him to become an internet phenomenon, is also calling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund. The group has spent over $2 million in ads supporting Moore’s challenger incumbent Sen. Luther Strange.
“Alabama needs Judge Moore there doing what he’s always done: fighting to protect our constitutional rights to life, religious liberty, and the freedom to protect ourselves and our families. And he will always put principle over politics,” added Norris.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Norris is an active supporter of conservative candidates and causes, including veterans organizations and initiatives.
“Chuck Norris is exactly the kind of guy you want on your side, and I’m honored to have his support as we continue this fight to take our Alabama values to Washington,” said Moore of the endorsement
Moore will face off against sitting Sen. Strange, Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, state senator Tripp Pittman, and Christian Coalition Leader Randy Brinson next Tuesday, Aug. 15. Should any candidate receive 50 percent of the vote, they will move on to the Dec. 12 general election to take on a Democratic challenger. Otherwise, the two Republicans who receive the most votes will move on to a runoff on Sept. 26.
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