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 John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE endorsed Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost The Hill's Morning Report — General election season underway with marquee Senate races set MORE (R-Ala.) in the GOP runoff race for an Alabama Senate seat.


Texas Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrump: 'Fake news media’ didn’t cover when Obama said '57 states' in 2008 Bipartisan pair offers advice on ‘Climbing the Hill’ Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author 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 McConnellMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify McConnell rips Democrats for handling of Kavanaugh nomination Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow 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.