The Alabama Senatorial election will get underway in the next several hours across Alabama, a deeply conservative state that has a Republican candidate running for Senate with a controversial background, including past accusations of sexual misconduct with young teenage girls when he was in his 30’s, and some other divisive comments he made about gays, Muslims, and slavery.
During a September 17th rally, Republican candidate Roy Moore was asked to comment about when America was great and replied,
“I think it was great at the time when families were united, even though we had slavery, they cared for one another, people were strong in the families. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”
Moore also called for homosexual conduct to be illegal during a 2005 interview on CNN and more recently on a You Tube in 2015.
He is known for making a string of anti-Islam comments, strongly opposes LGBT rights, and was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court twice for failure to follow lawful judicial orders.
Moore has the backing of President Trump and alt-right Breitbart News executive chair Steve Bannon, an anti-establishment Republican who hasn’t been shy about criticizing establishment Republicans on Capitol Hill along with liberals.
A deeply religious Christian conservative with pro-life views, Roy Moore appeals to the more religious base in Alabama and other disgruntled Alabama residents who are suspicious of Washington D.C. politics.
On Monday Democratic Senatorial candidate Doug Jones, who is polling close to Moore leading up to the election on Tuesday, received support from former NBA star Charles Barkley who spoke at one of his rallies in Birmingham and appeals to the black voter.
Condoleezza Rice, a former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, encouraged Alabama voters to reject bigotry, sexism, and intolerance but fell short of directly naming Moore.
On Monday White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked on Monday about who President Trump supports in the Alabama Senate race which comes after he initially backed another Republican candidate Luther Strange over Roy Moore during the Republican runoff.
Sanders admitted that President Trump found Moore’s sexual misconduct allegations troubling and said if they were true, then he should step aside.
“Look, as the President said, he found the allegations troubling. And if they were true, then he should step aside. And ultimately, the people of Alabama will make a decision in that race” White House Press Secretary Sanders said.
According to a new Fox News poll from 12/7- 12/10, Republican Roy Moore is trailing Democratic challenger Doug Jones by 10 points.
However, based on a Real Clear Politics average of major polls taken from 11/27 – 12/10 Roy Moore leads Jones by + 2.2 percent.
Trump Denies On Twitter He Watches 4-6 Hours Of Television; Criticizes “Fake News Media”
Known for his rants against the “fake news” media, President Trump on Monday tweeted another negative tweet directed at the “fake news media” and specifically called out New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC.
President Trump also disputed a NY Times story about him watching 4-6 hours of T.V. a day and admitted he never watches CNN host Don Lemon, whom he has referred to as the “dumbest man on television.”
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017
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