WASHINGTON- White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday suggested that Alabama voters should elect Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore so that the upper chamber can pass tax reform legislation.
“I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” Conway told Fox and Friends.
Conway said Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones: “will be a vote against tax cuts.”
Conway refused to say whether her comments amounted to an endorsement of Moore, who has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct.
Last week Conway told Fox and Friends regarding the allegations against the Moore: “Whatever the facts end up being, the premise, of course, the principle, the incontrovertible principle, is that there is no Senate seat worth more than a child.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), along with most of the Republicans in the upper chamber, have repudiated Moore’s candidacy.
Senate Republicans cannot lose more than two votes if the legislation is to pass.