Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) congratulated Judge Roy Moore on his blowout victory in the Alabama Senate GOP primary over Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) — the candidate he backed.
“I would like to congratulate Roy Moore on his victory in Alabama tonight,” McConnell said in a statement.
McConnell added that Moore “ran a spirited campaign centered around dissatisfaction with the progress made in Washington” — not acknowledging his own role as senate majority leader or support for Strange.
“I share that frustration,” McConnell said, pledging to support Trump’s agenda, noting it was what “the American people voted for last November.”
“We look forward to Judge Moore’s help enacting that agenda when he arrives,” he said:
— Jordain Carney (@jordainc) September 27, 2017
McConnell pledged to back Moore in the general election scheduled for December 12 against Democrat Doug Jones and urged those active in the primary election to “redouble” their efforts in the general election.
Moore ran on an anti-establishment platform that rebuked McConnell and establishment Republicans in Washington.