Despite the fact that President Trump tweeted out an endorsement this week for Sen. Luther Strange to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Alabama voters are soundly rejecting the candidate they feel Washington is trying to cram down their throat.
Instead, according to the polls, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Judge Roy Moore, has a huge majority of the support from Alabama voters.
The GOP has spent millions in advertising to promote Sen. Luther Strange as the preferred candidate, but Alabama voters are making it clear they prefer Judge Moore, as he has currently has 35 percent of the vote in a recent poll, compared to 23 percent for Strange and 20 percent for Rep. Mo Brooks.
“Alabama voters don’t appreciate it. They don’t want Washington controlling who is their senator. And I think they’ve made a very, very bad miscalculation in this case,” said Moore in a recent interview.
Moore, 70, became well known nationwide when he was removed from his seat on the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003, over his refusal to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments.
Again, Moore was elected in 2013 as the Chief Justice, but was suspended in May 2016 for continuing to support a state ban on same-sex marriage. He resigned in April 2017 after an appeal was unsuccessful.
Commenting on his fight for the 10 Commandments, Moore said, “It’s not a [bad] thing to be connected to I think. We could use a little more morality in our country.”
On the Washington establishment, Moore said, “They’re afraid to say ‘God’ and the point is our foundation is established on the knowledge of God. Without God there is no standard of right or wrong except what’s made on the Supreme Court, and they’re not doing too well right now.”
Obviously, Alabama voters agree with him.
“We generally run on our credentials and what we’re going to accomplish and what we’ve done. They run on what they say and never do anything. And they run to cut you down and they criticize you falsely they put out stuff that would make you wonder who you are, you never heard of such like that. Well, the people of Alabama don’t appreciate it, and we will see how it comes out on Tuesday and they’ll get another lesson in Alabama politics,” said Moore.
“It’s very obvious that Washington is trying to control the election. They take a person who was appointed up there and make him an incumbent they they put $10 million behind him. People know it. They start dirty ads, negative campaigns, attack ads, which is all they know how to do. It’s a very unethical thing and people don’t like it. They need to be sent a lesson and I think they are going to be sent a lesson on Tuesday,” he added.
Sounding a lot like President Trump’s own promise to “drain the swamp,” Moore stated, “The problem is both parties are doing the same thing. Both parties have funds to support their incumbents. Both parties are fighting to keep those incumbents in office. And people trying to run for office have to contend with lots of money up in Washington, D.C. to get there.”
According to the polls, Moore is on his way to a potential landslide victory in Alabama.
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) August 11, 2017
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