Joel Pollak: Alabama Voters Support Roy Moore Because He Is ‘Challenging Mitch McConnell’

Friday on MSNBC, Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak discussed Alabama voters and Breitbart readers support for former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who won the GOP primary runoff election for U.S. Senate over Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) on Tuesday.

Pollak credited Moore’s win to his “challenging” of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-KY).

Pollak said, “You’re seeing a similar phenomenon on the right with many Trump supporters feeling that Congress has let them down, that they elected the president to carry out certain promises, certain priorities and those aren’t being accomplished. And they’re not being accomplished because of Senate leadership. And Roy Moore went into this race challenging Mitch McConnell. So did Mo Brooks and other primary contestants who did not make the runoff. But the establishment’s choice was Luther Strange. And so for all of his controversies, whatever his views happen to be, the most important thing to the grassroots conservatives in Alabama and readers of Breitbart was that he was challenging Senate leadership.”

He added, “I think that 99 percent of Roy Moore’s views would fit within the broad spectrum of conservative thought. He may have a few eccentric thoughts and no candidate you vote for is going to agree with you on everything.”

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