During a campaign rally Thursday for Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin reminded the crowd that the movement that elected President Donald Trump is not over, reports Politico’s Cristiano Lima and Alex Isenstadt. Moore faces establishment-backed U.S. Senator Luther Strange in a runoff next week.
“The president needs support to keep the promises that elected him,” Palin told the rowdy crowd in Montgomery. “So we’re sending someone that has the back of the people, not McConnell’s.”
She added: “Make no mistake, Big Luther is McConnell’s guy.”
Palin cast the race in national terms, describing it as a battle between the movement that elected Trump and the GOP establishment that tried to stop him. “The swamp is trying to weaken the president,” she said.
The former governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee did not criticize Trump for supporting Strange, but said the movement that elected him was behind Moore. “This is not a vote against the president,” Palin said. “It is a vote for the people’s movement that elected the president.”
At a time when some Trump loyalists feel disappointed with how his first months in office have unfolded, Palin said the Alabama race gave them an opportunity. “Our movement isn’t over,” she said.
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