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Steve Bannon rips into Romney at Moore rally

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Roy Moore: Republicans and Democrats are both against me

Alabama Republican Senate candidate, speaks at a campaign event in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, beating Mitt Romney at a rally for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday night, said Moore “has more honor and integrity in [his] pinky finger than your entire family has in its DNA.”

Bannon’s appearance came a week before election day in a short, but ugly special election fight between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. The campaign was dominated by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore by several women, one of whom claimed Moore molested when she was 14 years old, and he was in his early 30s.

On Monday, Romney tweeted that “Roy Moore in the United States [sic] of the Senate would be a stain on the GOP, and the nation.”

Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate would be a stain on the GOP, and the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority value lose our honor, our integrity.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) 4. December 2017

In response, BANNERT Moore’s army is contrasted during the Vietnam war, with Romney’s work as a Mormon missionary in the late 1960s.

“You hid behind your religion,” said BANNERT, addressing Romney. “You went to France to be a missionary, while boys to die in rice fields.”

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Bannon spoke hours after the Republican National Committee transferred $170,000 for the Alabama Republican party to strengthen the Moore campaign. The RNC had, gave his support for Moore after the sexual abuse allegations surfaced last month. Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel — Mitt Romney’s niece — has called the accusations against Moore is sufficiently “relating to the” guarantee of the RNC severing of financial relations.

Many Washington Republicans, including Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell had called to stop Moore in the race, though McConnell changed to saying its rhetoric over the weekend, Alabama, the voters should decide Moore’s fate.

“The days you are silently over,” said BANNERT at the rally, which drew hundreds of Moore supporters to a local farm, in the southwest corner of the state.

We need an outside agitator like Steve Bannon carpetbag was in Alabama.

— Doug Jones (@GDouglasJones) 6. December 2017

“You want to destroy, judge Roy Moore. Do you know why? You way want to use your voice,” Bannon said, as Moore looked on. “If you can destroy, Roy Moore, they can destroy you.”

On Monday, the Washington reported the Post new evidence for Moore’s pursuit of girls, decades ago. Moore has denied knowing one of the women, but one of them, Debbie Wesson Gibson, together with the newspaper, a card, she said, was.congratulated her on the completion of the high school signed by Moore

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Jones-replied to Bannon’s appearance Tuesday night by tweeting, “We need an outside agitator like Steve Bannon carpetbag was in Alabama,” a reference to Northern countries, in the direction of the South after the civil war, allegedly for political and financial gain.

In a speech in Birmingham earlier Tuesday, Jones refers to his record as a former Federal Prosecutor: “I am doomed to believe in for sure, I’ve done my part to ensure that men who hurt little girls should go to jail, not the Senate of the United States.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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