Say this about Roy Moore: The twice-fired Alabama judge and failed senatorial candidate doesn’t lack for confidence.

Although Moore lost his 2017 Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones after allegations of Moore’s sexual misconduct toward teen girls, he is reportedly considering another run for office in 2020.

On Monday, Moore responded to a tweet from journalist Scott Wong, who quoted Alabama GOP senatorial candidate Bradley Byrne saying that Moore couldn’t win the GOP nomination since “we Republicans lost a U.S. Senate seat because he was our nominee in 2017.”

"I welcome [Judge Moore] to the race,” @BradleyByrne says, adding that Moore can't win the GOP nomination.“I think people are very concerned that we Republicans lost a U.S. Senate seat because he was our nominee in 2017, and we don’t need to do that again." https://t.co/KqGZ9P5fwO

— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) May 28, 2019

Moore suggested that Byrne was running scared.

What is Bradley so worried about? https://t.co/G0kgj4caIP

— Judge Roy Moore (@RealJudgeMoore) May 28, 2019

He followed that up with another tweet suggesting he’s the natural pick for Alabama voters.

He knows that if I run I will beat Doug Jones.

— Judge Roy Moore (@RealJudgeMoore) May 28, 2019

Moore’s tough-talking tweet inspired a lot of Twitter snark from people who were frankly skeptical.

But remember when that happened already and…you didn't?

— Chris Rodriguez (@PopPopInAttic) May 28, 2019

I'll be the first to say that past performance isn't an indicator of future results, but in this case, I'm fairly sure it is

— Robert Freiberg (@Fryz123_) May 28, 2019

If only there was something that happened previously that would help ya decide what would happen if they ran against each other. Guess we will never know

— Chris Partlow (@DJPenn1) May 28, 2019

Of course, this meme came up.

pic.twitter.com/xVzyykw5VC

— ✶New✶Year's✶Steve✶ (@Herodedalus) May 28, 2019

One person felt the issue was bigger than a previously defeated candidate expressing excessive confidence in his future chances.

It's a massive moral failing on the part of the GOP that Roy Moore can even *contemplate* running for the nomination again. But it's also a reminder that the GOP does not see the mistreatment of women and girls as a moral failure.

— a little bit snitty (@clofwhoville) May 28, 2019

And although Donald Trump endorsed Moore during the 2017 special election, this tweet by Donald Trump Jr. suggests the former judge may want to reconsider running in 2020.

You mean like last time? You’re literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA. Running for office should never become a business model. If you actually care about #MAGA more than your own ego, it's time to ride off into the sunset, Judge. https://t.co/Twg9isFRkY

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 28, 2019

This story has been updated with a tweet from Donald Trump Jr.

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