Steve Bannon to campaign with Roy Moore on eve of election
Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon will return to Alabama to speak at an election eve campaign rally for Roy Moore in south Alabama.
The Moore campaign announced Saturday that Bannon, as well as Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert, will appear at the “Drain the Swamp” rally in Midland City outside Dothan on Monday night.
The Senate election against Democrat Doug Jones is Tuesday.
Bannon, who has adopted Moore as a face of his movement to jolt the Republican establishment in Washington, will be campaigning with Moore for the second time in the final week of the election campaign. Bannon also spoke at an overflow rally in Fairhope last Tuesday.
And Bannon appeared with Moore in the final days of the Republican primary runoff campaign in September.
Gohmert represents the 1st Congressional District in eastern Texas, which runs along the Louisiana border and includes the cities of Tyler and Lufkin. He is vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources and a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Gohmert has supported Moore’s candidacy, attending the debate between Moore and Luther Strange in Montgomery in September, according to Breitbart News. Like Moore, Gohmert is a former judge and previously served as the chief justice of the 12th Circuit Court of Appeals.
At the rally earlier this week, Bannon received national attention for blasting former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
“Judge Moore is a military graduate, and served his country in one of the toughest wars we’ve ever had, Vietnam,” Bannon said. “He went over there for his country and his state and his family. Mitt, that’s honor and integrity. By the way, Mitt, you avoided service, brother.”
At another point in his speech, Bannon said of Romney, “You want to talk about honor and integrity, bring it. Bring it down here to Alabama. Judge Roy Moore has more honor and integrity in his pinkie finger than your entire family has.”
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
December 9, 2017 at 12:05PM