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Sweet Baby Jeebus, Judge Roy Moore is running for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III old Senate Seat:
Roy Moore today announced he is resigning from his position as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court to run for the United States Senate.
“I’ll stand for the rights and liberties of the people,” Moore announced to cheering supporters and to reporters gathered at the State Capitol.
“My position has always been God first, family then country,” Moore said. “I share the vision of President Donald Trump to make America great again,” Moore said.
He later added, “Before we can make America great again, we’ve got to make America good again.”
Judge Roy Moore holds the distinction of being removed from office TWICE, each time for doing some bug-crazy Jeebus stuff. The first time was during Chimpy’s Reign of Error, when he installed on his own dime a 10-Commandments statue in his courthouse, and the second time was when he instructed the state of Alabama to ignore Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage Equality.
Moore revisited the gay marriage issue during his remarks today. He said judges and justices are ignoring the Constitution.
“I know and I think you do, too, that the foundations of the fabric of our country are being shaken tremendously,” Moore said “Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion.
“Our sacred institution of marriage has been destroyed by the Supreme Court. Our rights and liberties are in jeopardy.”
Who is this “our” of whom you speak, Roy?
In the upcoming senate race, Sen. Luther Strange, the former Alabama attorney general, state Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, and Dr. Randy Brinson, president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama have announced they are running.
Others have said they are considering entering the Republican primary. Among them are Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Sens. Slade Blackwell and Trip Pittman and former state Rep. Perry Hooper Jr.
The deadline for candidates to qualify is May 17. The party primaries are scheduled for Aug. 15. A runoff, if needed, will be Sept. 26, 2017. The general election is Dec. 12.
Sounds like the entire circus is running, which might give Moore a chance: he has name recognition and everyone else will split the vote. Regardless, this will be a race to watch. Possum Hollar elected and re-elected this fool before and they could do it again.