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Politics Bannon rallies Republicans for Roy Moore in Alabama

05:25  06 december  2017
05:25  06 december  2017 Source:   cnn.com

McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide

  McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the people of Alabama will decide whether GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected. During an interview on ABC's "This Week," McConnell was asked whether he thinks Moore should be in the Senate."I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call," McConnell said.He was pressed on whether he is prepared to take action if Moore is elected."The Ethics Committee will have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win," he said.

Steve Bannon labeled Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake a "total embarrassment" and said Mitt Romney "hid behind" his Mormon faith to avoid military service in Vietnam during a Tuesday night campaign rally for Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore .

Bannon headlined a Moore campaign rally Tuesday night -- one week from the December 12 special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former The rally with Bannon took place southeast of Mobile in an area heavy with more affluent, moderate, business-focused Republicans -- the group

Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the US Senate in Alabama Roy Moore on September 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama. © Scott Olson/Getty Images Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the US Senate in Alabama Roy Moore on September 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Alabama.

Steve Bannon urged what he called a crowd of "a bunch of deplorables" Tuesday to back Republican former judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate special election.

"You've seen what all the powers that be are talking about the last couple of weeks: Let the folks in Alabama decide for Alabama," Bannon said.

"They want to destroy Judge Moore. And you know why? They want to take your voice away," he said. "This is about you, 100%. This is about you -- they're taking your voice away."

Bannon's enemies list: McConnell, Flake, Romney (and even his kids)

  Bannon's enemies list: McConnell, Flake, Romney (and even his kids) Steve Bannon came to Alabama to stump for Roy Moore, but he spent more time attacking national Republicans than Alabama Democrat Doug Jones a week out from the state's Senate election.Mitt Romney topped the former Donald Trump adviser's hit list, which also included Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Bannon's favorite punching bag, even though the Kentucky Republican just handed Trump his biggest legislative victory yet.

Bannon headlined a Moore campaign rally Tuesday night -- one week from the December 12 special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former The rally with Bannon took place southeast of Mobile in an area heavy with more affluent, moderate, business-focused Republicans -- the group

Bannon headlined a Moore campaign rally Tuesday night -- one week from the December 12 special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former The rally with Bannon took place southeast of Mobile in an area heavy with more affluent, moderate, business-focused Republicans -- the group

Bannon headlined a Moore campaign rally Tuesday night -- one week from the December 12 special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former seat -- in Fairhope, Alabama.

The rally took place southeast of Mobile in an area heavy with more affluent, moderate, business-focused Republicans -- the group that could swing the election between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

It came a day after Trump called Moore and offered his endorsement, despite Moore facing accusations that he pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls -- including a 14-year-old -- while he was in his 30s.

Jones, who prosecuted two Ku Klux Klan members in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church that killed four African-American girls, took his hardest swings yet at Moore over the allegations in a Tuesday speech.

Steve Bannon calls Sen. Jeff Flake a 'total embarrassment'

  Steve Bannon calls Sen. Jeff Flake a 'total embarrassment' Steve Bannon bashed establishment Republicans in a fiery speech Tuesday night while stumping for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Bannon, speaking in Fairhope, Alabama, called out Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, for his $100 donation to Democratic candidate Doug Jones and criticized Mitt Romney for not serving in Vietnam. Flake had tweeted about his donation to Jones' Senate bid earlier Tuesday, writing "Country over Party," and said he thought President Donald Trump was "wrong" in his endorsement of Moore.

Bannon headlined a Moore campaign rally Tuesday night -- one week from the December 12 special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former The rally with Bannon took place southeast of Mobile in an area heavy with more affluent, moderate, business-focused Republicans -- the group

Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for Roy Moore on Dec. A day after Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, had tweeted criticism of Moore 's honor and integrity, Bannon said that Moore , a Vietnam veteran, "has more honor and integrity in a pinkie finger than your family has in its whole DNA."

"I damn sure believe that I have done my part to ensure that men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the United States Senate," Jones said.

Jones also mocked Moore for having flashed a revolver onstage at a previous campaign rally, saying he himself uses guns for hunting and not "prancing around on a stage in a cowboy hat."

"Roy Moore has never, ever served our state with honor," Jones said. "He has never, ever been a source of pride for the people of this state, only a source of embarrassment."

Following Trump's lead, the Republican National Committee -- which had withdrawn from its joint efforts with Moore's campaign following the allegations -- re-entered the Alabama race to try to elect Moore.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has given up his efforts to replace Moore on the ballot, calling the election up to the voters of Alabama.

He reiterated to reporters Tuesday that he wanted Moore to step aside, but that "obviously is not going to happen."

"If he were to be elected, he would immediately have an Ethics Committee case and the committee would look at the situation and give us advice," McConnell said.

Alabama senator: 'Relieved' Moore lost Senate race .
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said on Wednesday that he is "relieved" GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore lost the Alabama race and won't be representing the Republican party in Congress. "Relieved? Yes that's a good word. I'm relieved and I believe a lot of Republicans are relieved that Roy Moore and some of his people aren't the face of the Republican party," he told reporters when asked if he was feeling any relief over Tuesday's election results.He added that Moore losing allows the state to avoid someone "radioactive" and "controversial" as their senator.

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