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Senate Republicans barce for a possible Roy Moore loss…

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A Republican close to McConnell said that contrary to the view we originally reported here, McConnell has “led the pack on Moore from day one”: “McConnell is a very pragmatic guy, but he’s very principled guy. And he’s willing to lose the seat to prevent someone who’s guilty of these things from taking it.”….

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Trump wants Roy Moore to step down if allegations are true..

That puts Trump AGAIN against the Roy Moore in Alabama , the state where the vote comes from for the open US Senate seat…

President Donald Trump believes Roy Moore would step aside from the Alabama Senate race if allegations that he initiated sexual encounters with minors are true, his spokeswoman said.

“Like most Americans, the president believes that we cannot allow a mere allegation — in this case, one from many years ago — to destroy a person’s life,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Air Force One Friday while the president was traveling from China to Vietnam.

“However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside,” Sanders said….

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Alabama state Rep. Ed Henry (R) lashed out at Roy Moore’s accusers and Republicans who said the U.S. Senate candidate should back out of the special election in an interview with the Cullman Times.

He said he believes “legal action should be considered against Moore’s accusers, finding their story unbelievable.”

Said Henry: “If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years. I think someone should prosecute and go after them. You can’t be a victim 40 years later, in my opinion.”…

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Could the next Alabama US Senator Like Russia’s Putin more than America?

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Roy Moore leads in the early polling for the US Senate Special election in Alabama to replace Atty Gen. Jeff Sessions…….

When The Guardian told Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) that Ronald Reagan once called Russia “the focus of evil in the modern world,” Moore replied, “You could say that very well about America, couldn’t you?”

He added: “We promote a lot of bad things,” specifically citing same-sex marriage.

When the reporter suggested that’s an argument Vladimir Putin makes, Moore said, “Well, then maybe Putin is right. Maybe he’s more akin to me than I know.”

Politicalwire….

Vladimir Putin’s favorability ratings have tripled among Americans in recent years – and the polls say he’s most popular among Republicans. To find out why, Paul Lewis travelled to deeply conservative Alabama, before next week’s Republican Senate primary to choose a replacement for Jeff Sessions. Could Putin’s rising popularity be explained through the Christian evangelicals backing Roy Moore, the famed ‘Ten Commandments Judge’ turned Senate frontrunner?

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