Embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said he is counting on the people of Alabama to elect him to office next month. And that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell soon won’t hold that title.
Moore made the comments in a series of messages posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
While the tweets do not break any new ground – Moore has long been a critic of McConnell and called for his ouster as Leader – it perhaps indicates that Moore isn’t flinching in the aftermath of five women making allegations of sexual or romantic encounters when they were teens and he was in his 30s and subsequent calls from Washington to end his campaign.
Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations.
“The fight has just begun,” Moore wrote on Twitter.
Several senators, including McConnell, as well as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan have called on Moore to end his campaign ahead of the Dec. 12 election against Democrat Doug Jones.
Four of the five senators who have endorsed Moore have rescinded those endorsements.
The good people of Alabama, not the Washington elite who wallow in the swamp, will decide this election!” Moore said in his first tweet today. He ended the message with the hashtag #DitchMitch.
The good people of Alabama, not the Washington elite who wallow in the swamp, will decide this election! #DitchMitch
In a later tweet, he spoke specifically about McConnell.
“Alabamians will not be fooled by this #InsideHitJob,” Moore said on Twitter. “Mitch McConnell’s days as Majority Leader are coming to an end very soon. The fight has just begun.”
Alabamians will not be fooled by this #InsideHitJob. Mitch McConnell’s days as Majority Leader are coming to an end very soon. The fight has just begun. https://t.co/unVysRKDKz
That tweet retweeted a Breitbart News story about conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who said on his show Tuesday that McConnell had “inspired” the sexual allegations against Moore.
Then Moore taunted McConnell with his two wins in the GOP primary earlier this year. Moore won a plurality of votes in the Aug. 15 GOP primary, then defeated McConnell-backed candidate Luther Strange in the Sept. 26 runoff. If Moore defeats Jones, the tweet said, that will be a third strike for McConnell and “you’re out.”
McConnell at the Bat
Republican Primary 8/15: STRIKE 1
Republican Runoff 9/26: STRIKE 2
General Election 12/12: TBD
3 STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT, MITCH. #ALSEN
Moore also said he was looking forward to a speaking engagement Tuesday night in Jackson at the God Save America Conference.
I’m looking forward to speaking at the God Save America Conference tonight in Jackson! #alsen