Could it be the GOP establishment is conceding the inevitable? They’ve thrown everything they’ve got at Roy Moore and still he’s in the race, and many Alabama voters still support him. Is it a case of if you can’t beat them, join them?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was one of the first top Republicans to call for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down, walked back his statements on Sunday by instead saying voters in Alabama should decide the outcome of the election.
ABC News reporter George Stephanopoulos asked McConnell if he believed “Judge Moore should be let in the Senate” if he were to win later this month. “I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call,” the majority leader said in response.
And then there is this side step around the question.
Asked by @GStephanopoulos if he believes Roy Moore should be in the Senate, @SenateMajLdr says, “I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call.” https://t.co/grERTlnlwr #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/s934L8feMB
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 3, 2017
Perhaps the thing that pushed McConnell over the edge is that the evidence is overwhelming that the voters aren’t taking their lead from the establishment anymore. This poll shows that most Alabama voters are still with Moore, despite the smear campaign launched against him.
Moore up by 3.
The Alabama election is just a little more than a week away. It could be another watershed moment in America where voters slap the face of the establishment.