Well, well, well. It appears Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have oversold his hand — yet again. Senator McConnell claims to be evaluating every option to block GOP Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore from assuming his seat if he wins the election.
According to Senator Susan Collins, McConnell must seat Moore if he is victorious over Democrat Doug Jones.
“Sen Collins says she’s looked at the law and if @MooreSenateis elected “we would have no choice but to seat him…,” tweeted NBC News reporter Frank Thorp V.
Sen Collins says she’s looked at the law and if @MooreSenate is elected “we would have no choice but to seat him…”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) November 15, 2017
Breitbart News reports:
[Collins’] remarks come amid threats from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other establishment Republican senators that they will push Moore out even if he wins on December 12 over Democrat Doug Jones.Republican senators who opposed Moore are calling for him to step aside, after the Washington Post published an interview with a woman who said she met him in 1977 when she was 14 and he was 32, alleging that the second time she went out with Moore, he initiated a sexual encounter.
On Monday, another woman said during a press conference arranged by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that when she was 16, Moore groped her in his car and tried to force her head towards his crotch.
As The Gateway Pundit reported, Axios says Republican swamp creatures may ask RINO hack Luther Strange who lost to Moore during the primary and Republican Rep. Robert Aderholtto to run as write-in candidates.
It gets worse…
According to this Axios report, the Republican establishment hacks may even try to delay the Senate race or block Moore if he wins since it’s too late to remove him from the ballot!
They’ve also weighed asking Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to delay the Dec. 12 election to early next year. But she has already pushed it back once, after she assumed the role of governor in April when her predecessor was removed, and this option would likely inspire Moore and his team to file a lawsuit in court.
The New York Times reported that McConnell may not seat Moore even if he wins!
Republican senators and their advisers, in a flurry of phone calls, emails and text messages, discussed fielding a write-in candidate, pushing Alabama’s governor to delay the Dec. 12 special election or even not seating Mr. Moore at all should he be elected. In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, declined to say whether he would agree to seat Mr. Moore should he win. Mr. McConnell deferred a question about a possible write-in campaign by Senator Luther Strange, the current occupant of the seat, to Mr. Strange.