Primary elections for the race to fill Jeff Sessions’ former U.S. Senate seat are taking place a week from today, and one candidate just picked up a high-profile endorsement.
Martial artist and action star Chuck Norris has announced his support for former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, according to multiple news outlets. Norris is best known for starring in “Walker, Texas Ranger” and is a longtime supporter of the former chief justice.
In a press release put out by Moore’s campaign, Norris says “The Washington establishment knows they won’t be able to count on him, but Alabama voters can.”
Roy Moore was quoted as saying “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.” Moore was suspended from his role as chief justice after he was found to have defied federal courts regarding same-sex marriage. He was also removed from that same office in 2003 for refusing a federal judge’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument he had installed in the state judicial building.
Moore is one of 9 Republican candidates and 7 Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. The primary election will be held August 15.