Roy Moore has now been thrown out of 3 courts. The Alabama Supreme Court in 2003. The Alabama Supreme Court in 2016. And the Gadsden Mall Food Court in 1980.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) November 16, 2017
Roy Moore mourns the end of school prayer and then adds "they started creating new rights in 1965"
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 15, 2017
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 15, 2017
If ya let yer wimmen forget their place in God’s plan, then the coloreds are gonna get uppity! And if ya let the coloreds get uppity, next thing ya know yer wimmen will forget their place!
The ugly truth, of course, is that Roy Moore’s current candidacy is the distilled end product of the GOP’s forty-plus years’ refining a message that would resonant with all the worst instincts and practices of “true American” clannishness, misogyny, authoritarianism, and xenophobia. And the embodied sludge that is “Judge” Roy Moore is now… an embarrassment to his enablers.
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) November 14, 2017
political party in a democracy should engineer “do-over” of an election because it doesn’t like the way its members voted? https://t.co/p9eRNct3Ts
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 15, 2017
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) November 16, 2017
NEWS: McConnell looking into drastic plan to keep Alabama seat – asking Strange to resign and then kicking off a new special election https://t.co/92mabtKlq9
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) November 16, 2017
… McConnell aides express caution, saying they’re uncertain whether such a move, one of several options being discussed, is even possible. Yet the talks underscore the despair among top Republicans over relinquishing a seat in deep-red Alabama, further diminishing their slim Senate majority.
New GOP polling obtained by POLITICO suggests that Moore is cratering. A survey conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee after allegations emerged that Moore had engaged in sexual misconduct with teenagers showed him trailing Democratic candidate Doug Jones by 12 points. Other recent polling has the race closer.