Politics Roy Moore's strategist ties Senate candidate to Trump's star

21:11  10 december  2017
21:11  10 december  2017 Source:   ap.org

McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide

  McConnell on if Moore should be in Senate: The people of Alabama will decide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the people of Alabama will decide whether GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected. During an interview on ABC's "This Week," McConnell was asked whether he thinks Moore should be in the Senate."I'm going to let the people of Alabama make the call," McConnell said.He was pressed on whether he is prepared to take action if Moore is elected."The Ethics Committee will have to consider the matters that have been litigated in the campaign should that particular candidate win," he said.

Roy Moore ' s chief strategist , Dean Young, tried to tie Moore to the star of President Donald Trump , who remains popular among state Republicans despite low national approval ratings.

5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U. S . Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. “Got to be some fire somewhere.” Roy Moore ’ s chief strategist , Dean Young, tried to tie Moore to the star of President Donald Trump , who remains popular among

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Roy Moore's chief strategist is tying the Republican Senate candidate to President Donald Trump's star in Alabama.

Dean Young said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the special election is "ground zero" for Trump and that Alabamians who want the president's agenda to be achieved should vote for Moore.

He says: "This is Donald Trump on trial in Alabama."

Trump has urged voters to back Moore over Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.

Moore's candidacy has been rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

Young says the women aren't credible. In contrast, a number of senior Republicans in Congress say they believe the women. Trump, however, has raised doubts about the accusers and has criticized Jones as the "liberal puppet" of Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

Alabama senator: 'Relieved' Moore lost Senate race .
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said on Wednesday that he is "relieved" GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore lost the Alabama race and won't be representing the Republican party in Congress. "Relieved? Yes that's a good word. I'm relieved and I believe a lot of Republicans are relieved that Roy Moore and some of his people aren't the face of the Republican party," he told reporters when asked if he was feeling any relief over Tuesday's election results.He added that Moore losing allows the state to avoid someone "radioactive" and "controversial" as their senator.

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