Nigel Farage, the right-wing British politician and an outspoken supporter of President Trump, is planning on campaigning in Alabama on Monday against Trump’s preferred candidate in a crucial Republican Senate race, The New York Times reports.
Farage’s support of Roy Moore, who is a former State Supreme Court justice that is ahead of his opponent in the polls before the election on Tuesday, lines up another anti-establishment voice in opposition to Trump. He is set to speak at a rally for Moore that will also include Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Brexit leader @Nigel_Farage, who’ll join us in Fairhope on Monday,” Moore said on Twitter.
Farage, the former U.K. Independence Party leader who led the “Brexit” movement, campaigned for Trump in U.S. presidential election and was the first foreign politician to hold a meeting with him after he won the elections. As president-elect, Trump suggested that UK should appoint Farage as its ambassador to the United States, an idea that was quickly refused by the UK’s government.
The Alabama runoff to fill the Senate seat vacated by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions pits Moore, an evangelical favorite, against Luther Strange, who is Trump’s pick and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. Strange was appointed to the Senate this year after Sessions left.