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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

Bannon at Moore rally: 'Special place in hell for Republicans who should know better'

  Bannon at Moore rally: 'Special place in hell for Republicans who should know better' Stephen Bannon on Monday called out GOP leaders who have failed to support Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling a crowd at a rally for the special election candiate that there is "special place in hell for Republicans who should know better."Bannon, President Trump's former campaign chief and senior strategist, took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby (R) and form er Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a campaign rally the night before Moore faces off against Democrat Doug Jones."Mitch McConnell and Sen.

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."

Republican lawmaker: GOP must dump Bannon

  Republican lawmaker: GOP must dump Bannon Republican Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) is calling for the GOP to "dump" former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon following the special election loss of Roy Moore. "After Alabama disaster GOP must do right thing and DUMP Steve Bannon," King, who has voiced support for President Trump, tweeted early Wednesday morning.After Alabama disaster GOP must do right thing and DUMP Steve Bannon. His act is tired, inane and morally vacuous. If we are to Make America Great Again for all Americans, Bannon must go! And go NOW!!- Rep.

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.

Polls: Majority of voters say Senate should expel Moore if he's elected .
A majority of American voters say Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins Tuesday's special election, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.It's the second poll out Tuesday with such a result, finding a nearl y identical amount of support for the Senate expelling Moore compared to a Politico-Morning Consult poll released earlier in the day.Fully 6 in 10 American voters, 60 percent, say Moore should be expelled from the Senate should he win Tuesday's special election in Alabama, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

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