This has been a fine first year for the 45th President of the United States. Elected in a populist landslide, Donald J. Trump signaled a titanic shift in American politics and the waning power of the establishment elite.
On Monday, President Trump came out swinging for Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat in Alabama. Mr. Trump’s explicit endorsement strengthened what had previously been a subdued embrace of Mr. Moore’s campaign.
At the President’s direct urging, and to the surprise of some Republican Party officials, the national committee opened a financial spigot that could help Mr. Moore with voter turnout in the contest’s closing days. The RNC had previously severed ties with the campaign amid what proved to be flimsy sexual abuse allegations.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Mr. Trump posted to his Twitter feed on Monday. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more.”
“We stand with the president,” a senior RNC spokesperson said, referencing Trump’s endorsement.
Check out the details, per Breitbart:
The RNC notified the RNC members from Alabama on Monday afternoon that the national party would resume financial support to back the state party in its efforts to elect Moore to the U.S. Senate. At this time, since this development is fresh, it remains unclear exactly what that means, but sources close to RNC leadership told Breitbart News that it would become apparent in the coming days.
Throughout this process, since the Washington Post published frivolous evidence-free allegations against Moore, the RNC’s position has closely mirrored the White House position on Moore. At first, the RNC held out criticism or withdrawal of support while the president was overseas in Asia on a multi-day, multi-country trip. Then, the RNC withdrew support — something the White House said it supported — while Trump himself had not yet weighed in. A week plus into the narrative, however, Trump himself noted that radical leftist Democrat Doug Jones is too extreme for Alabama to serve in the Senate and that Moore “totally denies” the allegations against him. At that point, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said the voters of Alabama would decide.
Well, it looks like the establishment is finally getting on board with the direction the President (and the people who elected him) want to go. Bravo, RNC! Now, if you all can just get rid of those RINOs in Congress, you’ll be on the right track…
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