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Mitch McConnell: We’ll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously

The former Alabama chief justice, accused by 8 women of sexual misconduct, says he’s running for Senate and can win, despite already losing once to Doug Jones.

By NTK Staff | 06.21.2019 @10:15am
Mitch McConnell: We’ll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did not mince words when asked about disgraced former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s decision to again run for Senate.

“We’ll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously,” McConnell said. And he’s not alone. A McConnell-aligned super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund, said Moore’s candidacy would be equivalent to “gift wrapping this Senate seat for Chuck Schumer.”

And President Trump has made his opinion about Moore’s candidacy clear, too.

“Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama,” Trump wrote on Twitter last month. “If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating.”

In response to Moore claiming his Senate bid is “not going against President Trump,” Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted, “This is pure fake news. I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father and he’s doing a disservice to all conservatives across the country in the process.”

Others on Capitol Hill were even more direct when asked about Moore running again.

“Give me a break. This place has enough creepy old men,” said Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ).

“The people of Alabama are smarter than that,” said Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). “They certainly didn’t choose him last time, why would they choose him this time?”

“There will be a lot of efforts made to ensure that we have a nominee other than him and one who can win in November,” said Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD). “He’s already proven he can’t.”

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