Politics Bannon is said to be revisiting his support for Roy Moore

02:52  15 november  2017
02:52  15 november  2017 Source:   CBS News

Why it is so hard for Stephen Bannon to dump Roy Moore

  Why it is so hard for Stephen Bannon to dump Roy Moore The Breitbart News chairman has staked his reputation as an anti-establishment kingmaker on Moore's candidacy.Even Sean Hannity said on Tuesday night that he would do it, unless the Alabama Republican could, within 24 hours, “come up with a satisfactory explanation” to refute allegations that decades ago he sexually assaulted a teenage girl, initiated sexual touching with another and pursued relationships with three more.

Steve Bannon , former top White House strategist, is revisiting his support for Judge Roy Moore , the The outlet also reported that Bannon said late last week that "I will put him in a grave myself" if he finds that Moore lied to him about the accusations leveled against him in a Washington Post article.

Additionally on Tuesday, the front page of Breitbart featured a prominently placed headline that read, “POTUS TO REVISIT ROY MOORE SUPPORT AFTER RETURNING TO U.S." from his Asia trip—roughly the same position Bannon now finds himself in.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and chairman of Breitbart News, speaks during a discussion on countering violent extremism, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, October 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.: Steve Bannon, Leon Panetta And David Petraeus Attend Conf. On Violent Extremism © Drew Angerer / Getty Images Steve Bannon, Leon Panetta And David Petraeus Attend Conf. On Violent Extremism

Steve Bannon, former top White House strategist, is revisiting his support for Judge Roy Moore, the candidate he has championed for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat, CBS News confirms, citing a source close to Bannon.

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He has been quietly talking with those close to him to gauge their reactions to the sexual misconduct charges that have overtaken Moore's campaign, the Daily Beast first reported. The outlet also reported that Bannon said late last week that "I will put him in a grave myself" if he finds that Moore lied to him about the accusations leveled against him in a Washington Post article. There's been no public reaction by Bannon to a press conference Monday held by a fifth woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old.

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Steve Bannon to Hannity: Support for Judge Roy Moore Is Support for Trump. “I think Roy Moore is the guy that’s going to respect Donald Trump and fight the establishment,” said Bannon , who was campaign chair of Trump’s campaign and served as his chief strategist in the White House until last

Steve Bannon campaigning for Roy Moore . Bannon , who has returned to his former position at the helm of alt-right publication Breitbart had supported Moore “The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump,” Bannon said in reference to the “Access Hollywood” tape

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Initially, Bannon referred to the Washington Post's report as an orchestrated political attack. "The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump, is the same Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped the dime this afternoon on Judge Roy Moore," he declared in a speech in Manchester last week after the story broke. He has also railed at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over Moore, calling it a "desperate attempt" for him to hold onto power.

Bannon has seen Moore as the means to challenge establishment Republicans, throwing his support behind Moore during the primary against President Trump's and Senate Republicans' preferred candidate, incumbent Sen. Luther Strange. Moore beat Strange handily in the recent primary election.

CBS News has confirmed that Bannon has told those close to him that he's not comfortable with the sexual harassment accusations, though he also suspects the story might be part of a GOP establishment hit job to sink Moore's candidacy. But his friends have advised him that it's unlikely that all the accusations are without merit, and they think he should distance himself from Moore soon.

Bannon is out of the country and scheduled to return at the end of the week, the Daily Beast said.

Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy .
I'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: "Of course you would believe that!" After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the Washington Post'sI'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it.

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