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 TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE endorsed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangePress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Pandemic proves importance of pharmaceutical innovation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP runoff race for an Alabama Senate seat.


Texas Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertJan. 6 organizers used burner phones to communicate with White House: report Gohmert launches official run for Texas attorney general GOP lawmaker fined ,000 for failing to complete House security screening 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 McConnellDemocrats livid over GOP's COVID-19 attacks on Biden US could default within weeks absent action on debt limit: analysis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown 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.