Scarborough: Moore-Bannon alliance 'one of the gravest threats thus far to Trumpism'

Scarborough: Moore-Bannon alliance 'one of the gravest threats thus far to Trumpism'
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday called the alliance between Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and Breitbart executive chairman Stephen Bannon "one of the gravest threats thus far to Trumpism."

The commentary comes as Moore was hit with new accusations Monday from an Alabama woman who said he sexually assaulted her when she was 16.

The allegations have compelled several prominent Republican lawmakers to call for the embattled candidate to step aside in the Alabama Senate race.


"You look at what’s happened to Roy Moore now and what you will see is just like you saw it in Virginia," Scarborough said on "Morning Joe."

"You will see women standing in line in Mountain Brook, Ala., one of the most Republican areas I have ever seen in my life, to vote for Democrats. You will see women standing in line in Vestavia, in parts of Mobile, in parts of Montgomery."

"You are going to see, once again, women making the difference, women who have never voted for Democrats before in their life saying, 'No, this is not my party. If Republicans don’t think I’m good enough to be in their government, then I don’t think they are good enough to be my government,' " the former GOP congressman continued.

"And I think this actually poses one of the gravest threats thus far to Trumpism. And I think we will see it play out in Alabama."

Bannon endorsed Moore's Senate run starting with his primary bid against Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE, who was appointed to the seat in February after Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLawmaker wants Chinese news outlet to register as foreign agent Trump-aligned group launches ad campaign hitting Doug Jones on impeachment ICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report MORE became attorney general. Moore beat Strange comfortably in October.

The former White House chief strategist slammed accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore by women who were teenagers as young as 14 at the time, stating they are the result of "the politics of personal destruction."

"This is deeper than politics — it’s about trying to destroy a man’s life," Bannon told Bloomberg.

"This is nothing less than the politics of personal destruction," he added. "And they need to destroy him by any means necessary."

The special election for Sessions's old Senate seat will be held on Dec. 12 between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.