Sarah Palin on Alabama race: Swamp is ‘trying to hijack’ presidency

Sarah Palin on Alabama race: Swamp is ‘trying to hijack’ presidency
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said at a campaign rally for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore that the swamp is "trying to hijack" Donald Trump's presidency.

"The forgotten man and woman in this country, they stood up and we beat the swamp. But, alas, 10 months later, guys, the swamp, it's trying to hijack this presidency," Palin said, according to The Washington Post

“The swamp is trying to steal the victory that we worked so long and hard for — to steal the victory that a lot of us put our reputations on the line for. We voted to put America first, not the political elite that had ignored us for decades," she continued.

Her comments were part of a discussion as to why President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE endorsed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeLoyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party In GOP primaries, Trump can hurt someone, but can he help? Trump loyalty tests, surging number of women winners defines Tuesday's election results MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP runoff race for an Alabama Senate seat.


Texas Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration Live coverage: High drama as hardline immigration bill fails, compromise vote delayed Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe MORE (R) weighed into the discussion, saying that Trump's endorsement of Strange was due to influence from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Senate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays Political figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer MORE (R-Ky.). McConnell, who attendees of the rally booed repeatedly, has come under fire from Trump supporters for his failure to unite the Republican-led Senate on a bill to repeal ObamaCare. 

Strange debated Moore on Thursday night for the runoff GOP primary election, where he repeatedly cited the president's formal endorsement of his campaign. 

"The president had a choice and he picked me," Strange said, repeatedly framing a vote for him as a vote for the president's agenda. 
Moore, similarly to Palin and Gohmert, argued that the endorsement came from McConnell.
"President Trump is being cut off in his office, being redirected by people like McConnell who do not support his agenda," Moore said.