Moore supporters fire back at Richard Shelby

Moore supporters fire back at Richard Shelby
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Supporters of former Alabama Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreExclusive: Bannon says Rosenstein could be fired 'very shortly' Trump yuks it up to deflect Senate critics Alabama congressional candidate holding a drawing to win an AR-15 MORE (R) are hitting back at Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyMcConnell tells senators he might scrap August recess Trump's plan to claw back spending hits wall in Congress Frustrated Trump wants action on border wall, immigration MORE (R-Ala.) after he said he could not vote for Moore in last month's election. 

Moore's supporters this week sent a resolution to the state's Republican Party executive committee calling for the longtime senator to censured, according to Politico.

The supporters said that Shelby “publicly encouraged Republicans and all voters to write in a candidate instead of voting for the Republican Candidate Judge Roy Moore."


The resolution also said that Shelby's “public speech was then used by the Democrat Candidate in robocalls to sway voters to not vote for Judge Roy Moore.”

The resolution is unlikely to gain traction in the state, though it is the latest sign of divisions among Alabama Republicans after the GOP suffered a devastating loss last month when Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) was elected to the Senate.

A pro-Moore outside group, Courageous Conservatives PAC, released a robocall last month hitting Shelby for his pre-election remarks, and pressed voters to call his office and voice their grievances. 

“Tell Shelby you’ll never forget his disloyalty to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCEO of American investment firm believed Michael Cohen could bring in GOP donors for deals: report NAACP slams NFL for gag rule on national anthem Pelosi: Republican meeting over informant will 'nix' possibility of bipartisan briefing MORE and the Republican Party for his treasonous actions. Tell Shelby he’s betrayed his trust to Alabamians and he should resign his office. Call now," the robocall said. 

Moore, who had the endorsements of President Trump and his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, lost the election last month after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against him surfaced during the campaign.