In 2003, Moore-then chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court-made national headlines for erecting a 5,280-pound monument of the 10 Commandments inside the state’s judicial building, sparking a flood of lawsuits that ended with his removal from office. In August, he pulled out a handgun belonging to his wife, Kayla, when asked about the Second Amendment.
Odd was appointed to the US Senate earlier this year to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, whom Trump picked to be his attorney general.
The president also deleted a tweet congratulating Moore and urging him to “win in November”. Trump, multiple sources said, is furious with McConnell, and feels outdone by his former aide Bannon.
“Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race”.
The race was the stage for a proxy war of sorts between Trump and his recently ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who backed Moore.
Alabama voters picked Roy Moore over incumbent Sen.
The Alabama special election is even more intriguing than usual because President Donald Trump has chosen to back what is considered the “establishment candidate” by his base, many of whom are pushing for the alternate conservative candidate. Alabama has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in more than 20 years.
The NRA spent roughly seven figures on unusual ads and to raise public doubt about Moore’s dedication to the Second Amendment.