Judge Roy Moore just sent a message to The Swamp.
He soundly defeated the Washington, D.C. establishment’s anointed candidate in the Senate primary to replace Jeff Sessions.
And the message Moore sent made Mitch McConnell’s blood run cold.
Judge Moore was dramatically outspent, possibly as much as 10-1, by McConnell’s political machines.
And he soundly defeated his opponent anyway — by running against Mitch McConnell.
“Mitch McConnell needs replaced,” Moore said at his rally the night before the election.
The Wall Street Journal writes:
A Moore victory in the general election would add a strong anti-establishment, insurgent figure into the ranks of GOP figures in Washington, one whose messages and appeal in some ways echo those of the president.
Judge Roy Moore has a proven record of standing up to the federal government.
In 2003, while serving as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court he defied a federal order to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the courtroom.
The Journal continues:
Mr. Bannon, speaking at the Moore victory rally Tuesday night, said this was just the beginning of a drive to challenge establishment Republicans like Mr. Strange and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who just announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. “You’re going to see in state after state after state…people who follow the model of Judge Moore,” Mr. Bannon said.
The establishment doesn’t like the way the wind is blowing.
D.C. news outlets are predicting a string of Senate retirements from incumbents, rather than face embarrassing losses in primaries.
But that doesn’t mean they’ll fall in line behind anti-establishment candidates like Moore.
Already, Karl Rove has attacked Moore as “this year’s Todd Akin,” a comparison to Missouri’s Republican Senate nominee who lost a winnable race to Claire McCaskill in 2012.
The Swamp sees Moore as a threat to everything they’ve built in Washington, D.C.
And given his record, the Swamp Creatures are probably right to be afraid.
What do you think?
Are Mitch McConnell’s days numbered as majority leader in Washington, D.C?