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Republicans in Alabama have spoken loud and clear

Friday, December 15, 2017

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Dear Editor,

On November 13, I was one of the few brave Trump supporters who called for Judge Roy Moore to step down due to the yearbook signature accusation.

Even though the Moore campaign fought back by saying their candidate's handwriting was forged, the verdict on that yearbook alleged signing did a lot of damage to Moore's campaign. I started calling for Jeff Sessions to go back to Alabama.

The final nail in the judge's coffin was on December 7 when Senator Al Franken announced his resignation. That move was a masterstroke on the part of Franken and the Democrats. It is my noble opinion that move was what caused the election to swing in Doug Jones' favour.

The Republican supporters have spoken by staying home. Both party supporters also spoke loud and clear against bad candidates. Alabamians never wanted to be laughed at by the other 49 states by installing Judge Moore.

Even if he had won he would've been ousted by Congress's Ethics Committee.

US President Donald Trump should've followed his instincts for the same reasons he had for supporting Luther Strange.

Who should be blamed for Moore's demise? Judge Moore himself, Steve Bannon, establishment Republicans, Jeff Sessions, or Donald J Trump?

One thing's for sure, this should be a wake-up call for the populist wing of the party. Please do more critical evaluation of candidates in the future. Right now, the establishment wing of the party has won the battle in Alabama.

The mainstream media will make this a referendum on Trump's presidency. I don't blame them. But I caution them that they never won this election. The Republicans won it for them.

Teddylee Gray

Ocho Rios, St Ann





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