With the December 12 Senate election in Alabama rapidly approaching, Senate Republicans in Washington are dropping Roy Moore faster than you can say “No Moore!” to the Alabama Republican accused of sexually assaulting multiple teenage girls when he was a grown-ass thirty-something-year-old District Attorney.
Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, already stated he is willing to go through the process of unseating Roy Moore if he wins in December. McConnell also stated, unequivocally, that he “believes the women” and their accusations over Moore. And House Republican Majority Speaker, Paul Ryan also voiced his disapproval of Moore’s senate run.
But these are Washington Republicans. Talk to the Republicans in Alabama and it’s a very different story, like night and day! In Alabama, Republicans are cautioned not to go against Roy Moore, or face political damnation if they do!
The chairwoman of the Alabama Republican Party warned she’s ready to enforce strict rules on party purity in the state’s Senate race, even if it means kicking GOP candidates off the ballot in future elections.
“It would be a serious error for any current elected GOP official or candidate to publicly endorse another party’s candidate, an independent, a third-party or a write in candidate in a general election as well,” Alabama GOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan told the Alabama Political Reporter. “I have heard of no GOP elected official or candidate that is even considering this option.”
According to Alabama rules, any office holder who supports an opponent, would be banned from running for office for six years – a political lifetime for people wishing to serve the state.
So expect Roy Moore to stay in the race despite multiple claims of sexual assault against 14 and 16 year old teenagers, and expect Alabama Republicans to support his senate run wholeheartedly!