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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Swamp Worries That a Luther Strange Defeat ‘Could Prompt Some GOP Senators to Retire’

The Washington Post reports that, although President Donald Trump and his staff were hesitant to campaign in Alabama for establishment-friendly Luther Strange, Swamp Republicans forced the president’s hand — fearing that a victory for Judge Roy Moore would motivate several allies to retire from the Senate rather than face Breitbart-backed challengers in 2018.

From the Washington Post:

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, who has tried to control what information Trump receives about the Alabama race, was initially wary of the president appearing with a senator who might lose. He preferred Trump spend his time on policy initiatives such as tax reform rather than rousing crowds at political rallies. Likewise, Bill Stepien, the White House political director, urged caution and at first recommended that Trump stay out of the state, administration officials said.

Senate Republicans, however, were unwilling to let the president turn his attention elsewhere. A Strange defeat, they worried, could prompt some GOP senators to retire to avoid facing the wrath of anti-establishment voters and the likes of Bannon’s Breitbart News..

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Anonymous said...

Who is this intelligence asset: Luther Strange?

They named him very curiously indeed, harking to the protestant creator while calling him uncommon at the same time.
I find it very interesting.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe anything that comes from the Washington Post

Anonymous said...

wouldn't that be a good thing, if ANYONE retired from CONgress?

Anonymous said...

There going to get retired in 2018 for screwing the American people on health care.

Anonymous said...

I pray Judge Moore wins BIG...then would love to see the RINO Senators retire asap...