President Donald Trump has endorsed Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, giving her a major boost in a primary battle in which she’s come under attack over her past lack of allegiance to the president.
“Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda,” Trump wrote in a Friday morning tweet. “She is in a Republican Primary run-off against a recent Nancy Pelosi voting Democrat. I fully endorse Martha for Alabama 2nd Congressional District!”
Roby hasn’t always been supportive of the president. She withdrew her support for then-candidate Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood tape in October 2016 in which Trump could be heard speaking in 2005 about grabbing women without their consent. At the time, the incensed congresswoman called Trump “unacceptable” and said she wouldn’t vote for him. Read more