AWFUL: Anti-Trump GOP Elites Hope Roy Moore Allegations Slow Bannon’s Insurgency
Alabama Judge Roy Moore won the Republican senate primary to replace Jeff Sessions in September.
Judge Moore is a conservative favorite. Establishment Republicans fear him.
On Thursday the far left Washington Post accused Judge Moore of dating a 14 year-old girl in 1979.
Judge Moore has denied the charges.
According to the liberal media GOP elites are hoping the allegations against Roy Moore will slow down Steve Bannon’s insurgency in the Republican Party.
It makes you wonder if today’s hit piece on Judge Roy Moore was a Republican elite hit and not a Democrat hit?
Bannon has made it his mission to rid the party of anti-Trump Republican elites and pressure Mitch McConnell to step down as Majority Leader after a full year of snubbing Trump voters and the Republican president.
Yahoo AP reported:
The explosive allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore may have an unintended casualty: Steve Bannon, the former adviser to Donald Trump who is leading an insurgency against the GOP establishment.
At least, that’s what Bannon’s chief target, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hoping.
When Bannon first backed Moore in the Republican Senate primary in Alabama, it looked like a shrewd move. Moore led in the polls by double digits in the runoff with Sen. Luther Strange, who’d been appointed to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
And Bannon was looking for a way to establish himself as a kingmaker, after leaving his post as senior White House adviser to President Trump.
When Bannon endorsed Moore, he told allies that he wasn’t opposing Strange — whom Trump backed — to spite the president.
His real target was McConnell, he said, and he expanded on this theme in a highly publicized interview with “60 Minutes” in early September.
Days before Moore beat Strange in the primary runoff, Bannon said that those who wished to defeat Moore “cannot take the righteousness … people like Judge Moore represent.”
Moore’s decisive primary win helped cement the idea that Bannon was now a powerful figure on the right whose endorsement would be key for Republican candidates. It was a step toward wresting control of the GOP from McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.
McConnell’s allies hit back in late October. An outside group that supports the Senate leader, the Senate Leadership Fund, began criticizing Bannon on Twitter and said it planned to run ads in Republican primaries against Bannon-endorsed candidates, such as Kelli Ward in Arizona.
“Bannon’s well-documented, toxic views and alt-right paper trail could become a liability for candidates who are perceived as closely tied to him,” SLF President Steven Law told the Washington Post at the time.