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 TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE'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 Trump endorsed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Graham on Moore: 'We are about to give away a seat' key to Trump's agenda MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP runoff race for an Alabama Senate seat.

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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.