Skip to comments.McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid
Posted on 06/20/2019 4:47:02 PM PDT by conservative98
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Thursday that he and his allies will actively work to oppose Roy Moore's bid for Alabama's Senate seat after the conservative firebrand announced he was jumping into the race.
"We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously," McConnell told reporters after returning to the Capitol after a White House briefing on Iran.
McConnell's comments come after he warned, during an interview with the Associated Press shortly before Moore announced his bid, that he would "oppose him in every way."
Moore announced on Thursday afternoon that he would launch a bid for Alabama's Senate seat after previously winning the party's nomination in 2017, only to lose to now-Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in a contentious special election.
His candidacy is a national nightmare for Republicans. They blame him for losing what they view as a safe GOP seat in a deeply red state that President Trump won easily in 2016.
Moore lost the race after facing multiple accusations of pursuing sexual and romantic relationships with teenage girls decades ago when he was in his 30s; he has denied any wrongdoing.
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Sorry to the Roy Moore fanbois out there. I’m with Trump and McConnell on this.
The Hill... oh no.
Give them hell Roy!
The stories against Roy are Fake News. Don’t let Fake News win.
If McConnell doesn’t like him, then we need him to win.
His interview on Hannity where he couldn’t answer simple questions wasn’t fake.
Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didnt, and probably wont.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
The Bush League Republicans always vigorously oppose anyone who would side with the citizens and the rule of law.
Im with Trump on this too....But F the TURDle, he’s the fag that set up and cost Moore the election last time.
That didnt take long. I dont want Moore to be the nominee either but it is not McConnells and the Chamber of Commerces job to dictate who the nominee will be.
President Trump also endorsed McCain and Romney, how did that work out?
In before all the GOPe establishment journalist at The Hill fake freerepublic accounts trash Roy Moore with there stupid Fake News.
If Moore wins the primary, jumping over any other opponents that McConnell *or* Trump put up, Moore has my full support. Don’t want to go the route of “Cutting off the nose to spite the face” with this. There is a larger war going on, towering over this skirmish.
Mitch is a horses butt.
Trump and Roy have had to fight the liberals in their own party, and all the others.
Mitch cant let someone who is conservative win.
After they were a lock.
Im with Trump and McConnell on this.
Likewise. And I will be voting in Alabama.
Cocaine Mitch should tend to his knitting.
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