Charlie Pierce: Terrifying That Alabama GOP Voters Picked ‘Lawless, Theocratic Crackpot’ Roy Moore
Conservatives like Steve Bannon have been taking a victory lap Wednesday following the Alabama Senate primary election win by Roy Moore over the preferred mainstream candidate Luther Strange.
Wednesday on All In, Esquire columnist Charlie Pierce railed against the Republican party for empowering people like Moore and President Donald Trump.
“Both Donald Trump and Roy Moore are the products of 40 years of movement conservative Republican politics within the party,” Pierce said. “They were cruising for this particular moment in history and it finally arrived. They deliberately married themselves to fear, bigotry and unreason.”
Though only a few hundred thousand people actually cast a ballot for Moore, Pierce finds the implications troubling.
“The idea that 200,000 of my fellow citizens think a — you know — lawless theocratic crackpot should be in the United States Senate, that’s still terrifying to me,” Pierce said. “I don’t care what percentage of the voting public it is.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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