Posted by Brandon Jarvis
Last week, Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in a republican primary in Alabama. Strange was backed by Trump and the senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Strange was considered by many to be the “establishment candidate”. While Moore on the other hand, is apart of the new firebrand branch of the republican party. Moore was removed as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme court for refusing a federal order to remove the 10 commandments from a courthouse.
Dave Brat, the congressman for parts of Richmond, Midlothian, Short Pump, and more surrounding areas weighed in on the election.
“On the Senate side, I think, yeah, the leadership over there is in for some trouble,” Brat said on C-SPAN.
“They couldn’t even get, right after they voted on it 50 times over seven years … and they couldn’t get a vote through on any form of Obamacare repeal,” he said.
“I mean, they had a skinny bill that was more like a Madison Avenue marketing tagline,” Brat added. “What is a skinny bill? It’s one fifth of the economy. And they couldn’t even get a tagline passed.”
“It’s embarrassing,” Brat said.
President Trump preferred Sen. Luther Strange over Moore, and campaigned for Strange.
After Moore’s victory Tuesday night, Trump complimented Moore and said he wants him to win in the December election against the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones.