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 MooreEx-Sheriff David Clarke describes how he would have stopped anti-fascists in 1930s Germany on 'Who is America' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump to GOP: I will carry you GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in general election MORE (R) are hitting back at Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyRand Paul delivers Putin letter from Trump Senators privately met foreign allies to reassure them of NATO support Senate clears 4B ‘minibus’ spending measure 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 TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report 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.