A U.S. senate candidate just got an endorsement from none other than martial artist and actor Chuck Norris, and he’s hoping it’s the roundhouse kick he needs to defeat his opponents. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
In February, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions traded his office for a new one in D.C., accepting the role of U.S. attorney general under President Trump. Now a special election is coming in mere days to pick a Republican nominee who is a strong conservative to replace Sessions in the Senate. Norris believes Judge Roy Moore is the man to do that, and he gave Moore the kind of endorsement anybody would love to have.
According to CNN, Norris said, "Judge Roy Moore is the real deal. He's tough, tested, and has a spine of steel. 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."
Moore gained national attention in 2003 when he refused to remove a Ten Commandments monument he commissioned and had placed in front of the Alabama Judicial Building, according to his book “So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom." Moore was the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and lost his position for refusing to back down to the federal government. Moore insisted that God’s laws were higher than man’s laws.
After getting elected by the people again to the chief justice position, he got suspended for continuing to enforce Alabama’s overturned ban on same-sex marriage in 2016. He resigned earlier this year for a chance at Session’s Senate seat, and he’s certainly not taking Norris’ endorsement lightly.
"Chuck Norris is exactly the kind of guy you want on your side," Moore expressed.
Moore is running against U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to Session’s seat in February and wants to keep it. Strange is a former Alabama attorney general who also opposes same-sex marriage.
Moore’s other opponent is U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who emphasizes fiscal responsibility in government and draws a hardline against illegal immigration. At the Aug. 15 election, if none of the three candidates gets at least 50 percent of the votes, voters will go to the polls again on Sept. 26 to decide between the top two candidates. The winner of either election will square off against a Democratic nominee on Dec. 12 to see who will have Session’s seat going forward.
Norris himself is a Republican who stands up for a number of conservative values.
What do you think about this? In other Norris news, have you seen his hilarious commercial for United Healthcare?