- The Washington Times - Monday, November 20, 2017

Kellyanne Conway seemingly soften her position on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore Monday, warning Republicans that his opponent could harm tax reform.

“Doug Jones in Alabama, folks, don’t be fooled. He will be a vote against tax cuts. He is weak on crime, weak on borders. He is strong on raising your taxes. He is terrible for property owners,” Mrs. Conway, counselor to President Trump, said on Fox News. Mr. Jones is the Democratic candidate running against Mr. Moore, the state’s former chief justice.

When Mrs. Conway was pushed about whether people in Alabama should therefore support Mr. Moore, she continued to cite Mr. Jones’ liberal politics and then brought up allegations made against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. 

This was a more evasive stance from what Mrs. Conway said last week when discussing Mr. Moore’s controversial behavior.

“There is no Senate seat worth more than a child,” she said Thursday on Fox News.

Mr. Moore has been accused by several women of pursuing inappropriate sexual relationships with them while they were teenagers. One woman, Leigh Corfman, said she was 14 years old at the time while Mr. Moore was 32.

The general election is set for Dec. 12.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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