Tammy Bruce: Jones Win in AL an 'End Result' of What Mitch McConnell Started
Radio host Tammy Bruce said the election of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama was the end result of establishment interference in the GOP primary that led to the nomination of Judge Roy Moore.
Bruce said many conservatives like herself believed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) would've fared much better against the liberal Jones.
"[Jones' win] is an end result of what Mitch McConnell did at the start," she said.
Bruce said McConnell took the side of incumbent Luther Strange - who had been appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.) after Jeff Sessions became attorney general.
By McConnell backing Strange, it effectively took the campaign oxygen away from the well-known Brooks and led the populist wing of the party to unite behind Moore.
Bruce said McConnell (R-Ky.) found Strange "more answerable to him" than Brooks.
"What the Republicans and what the president must learn is that the establishment interfered from the beginning," she said.
Bruce added that Democrats should not consider Jones' win a bellwether for 2018, since the last major "sea change" election victory was short-lived.
After the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Scott Brown (R) was elected in liberal Massachusetts.
However, in his reelection bid, he lost to current Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Brown later ended up as Ambassador to New Zealand under President Trump.
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