Mitch McConnell: It Was A Mistake That Voters Did Not Choose Roy Moore

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Mitch McConnell called Roy Moore's loss "the Alabama mistake in 2017."

During a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Alabama’s rejection of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore — accused by several women of sexual misconduct — was a “mistake.”

Via Salon:

"If you look at a map of America, there's a lot of red," he said, noting one obvious 2020 pickup opportunity for the GOP: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones's Alabama seat.

Mr. McConnell called Mr. Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore "the Alabama mistake in 2017"—when Mr. Moore, in a special election, faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

McConnell believes it was a "mistake" for voters in Alabama not to choose Roy Moore, who was credibly accused of molesting multiple teenage girls, over Doug Jones, a prosecutor who locked up Klansmen for the murders of children, in the Senate special election to replace Jeff Sessions.

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