Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the media during a press conference, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala. The chief justice continues to fight against gay marriage in Alabama. Moore has been suspended from office after the Judicial Inquiry Commission accused him of violating the canons of judicial ethics with his actions during the fight over same-sex marriage. Moore will attend a hearing Monday that will determine the course of the judicial ethics case against the suspended Alabama Chief Justice. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Alabama Voters Should Look at Roy Moore Given McConnell’s Failure to Repeal Obamacare

There is a Senate race in Alabama to replace Jeff Sessions. Luther Strange, who the scandalized governor appointed before departing office, has done nothing but be a yes man to Mitch McConnell. He has shown he will not stand up for conservatives and just wants to be a flunky for leadership.

That leaves Mo Brooks and Roy Moore. Brooks is a conservative congressman and Moore is the former Chief Justice of Alabama who stood up to the feds over the ten commandments and gay marriage. I don’t know that Brooks will really stand up to McConnell, but I suspect he would stand up to him more than Strange has.

I am sure Moore, if only because of his habit of grandstanding, will stand up to McConnell. It is very clear we need more people in the Senate on the GOP side willing to stand up to McConnell.

Luther Strange has not stood up, he has not fought, and he has not really pushed for Obamacare repeal. He has been a Senate fluffer for McConnell. The people of Alabama need to ask themselves who among those three will really fight the good fight and challenge McConnell.

Right now, it seems Roy Moore may be the one most likely to do that. It is interesting that McConnell’s team is pouring money in to help Strange. Right now they’ve been targeting Mo Brooks. Perhaps that will give Roy Moore an advantage to run up the right side of the field and make the case that McConnell needs to go and he’s the man to challenge him. But Brooks has an opportunity here too to do the same. What we can say for sure is that Luther Strange has no interest in rocking McConnell’s boat.

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