As Steve Bannon warned at CPAC back in February, “If you think they’re going to give your country back to you without a fight you are sadly mistaken.”
Republican leaders are plotting a “drastic plan,” to block Judge Roy Moore from becoming the next Senator of Alabama. Even more concerning, Vice-President Mike Pence and his team are helping to steer “the administration’s decision-making process on the Alabama race,” says POLITICO.
With less than four weeks until the special election and no sign that the party’s besieged nominee will exit the race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking appointed Sen. Luther Strange to resign from his seat in order to trigger a new special election.
McConnell aides express caution, saying they’re uncertain whether such a move, one of several options being discussed, is even possible. Yet the talks underscore the despair among top Republicans over relinquishing a seat in deep-red Alabama, further diminishing their slim Senate majority.
The White House, meanwhile, is poring over survey results. Trump remained silent about the situation on Wednesday, ignoring questions from reporters about Alabama after he delivered extensive public remarks on his 12-day Asia tour. Vice President Mike Pence, his chief of staff, Nick Ayers, and the administration’s political director, Bill Stepien, are helping to steer the administration’s decision-making process on the Alabama race.
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.
Republicans are also attempting to damage Judge Moore by releasing shady polling.
A new poll commissioned by the National Republican Senate Committee claims Alabama Democrat Senate candidate Doug Jones is leading Republican Judge Roy Moore by 12 points.
Statistician Nate Silver implies the numbers may have been manipulated to pressure Moore out of the race.
“I wouldn’t put much stock in that NRSC poll showing Moore way down, which presumably was “leaked” in order to get him out of the race,” tweeted Silver.
I wouldn't put much stock in that NRSC poll showing Moore way down, which presumably was "leaked" in order to get him out of the race.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 15, 2017
Despite the onslaught waged by establishment Democrats and Republicans, Moore is still leading in the polls.
Moore is leading Jones 49% to 43%!
The Judge is NOT backing down — instead — he’s calling out McConnell.
“Dear Mitch McConnell, Bring. It. On,” tweeted Moore Wednesday evening
Dear Mitch McConnell,
Bring. It. On.
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 16, 2017