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Blow to Trump's agenda as Republican Roy Moore loses special election

13 Diciembre 2017, 08:44 | Gervasio Siguenza

Blow to Trump's agenda as Republican Roy Moore loses special election

Blow to Trump's agenda as Republican Roy Moore loses special election

The contentious and controversial Alabama Senate race came to a close Tuesday night, (Dec. 12) with Democrat Doug Jones clenching the title against accused child molester (and the Donald Trump endorsed) Roy Moore.

Having passed separate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the House and Senate in approximately a month, the Republicans are dashing to reconcile the differences between the two versions and deliver a final bill for President Donald Trump's signature by a self-imposed deadline next week.

Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas referred to fellow Democrat Doug Jones as "Doug Moore" and associated his Senate election to the on-field protests conducted by NFL players in a since deleted Tuesday tweet.

Meanwhile, Moore refused to concede and raised the possibility of a recount during a brief appearance at a somber campaign party in Montgomery. "It's not just a Facebook post".

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Jones takes over the seat previously held by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. And he was more than willing to lend his voice and influence when he thought it could matter in the right way. Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and a fellow staunch Christian, urged Mr Moore to bow out.

As part of its $2.1 million outreach program, Black PAC, focused on organizing black communities to drive electoral change, said canvassers knocked 250,000 doors in the last five days of the election. Even as Mr. Trump's behavior becomes increasingly outrageous and often unhinged, the party's grandees appease and flatter him. Don Siegelman and Republican challenger Bob Riley. Jones ultimately won Birmingham and its suburbs in Jefferson County by more than 83,000 votes. But if we look at the sum total of reactions to Trump, a larger pattern begins to emerge.

You could see why, as a military policeman in Vietnam, he had reportedly earned the nickname of Captain America - his colleagues did not mean it as a compliment - for his habit of prowling around camp at night armed with a sawn-off shotgun in search of marijuana smokers.

It is too early to know what kind of significance history will attach to the pivot point that a special election for a Senate seat in that state represents in a 21st-century civil rights struggle. "I am just so proud of my state". Republican congressional leaders have vowed to get the tax changes approved before Christmas.

Jones, 63, is a former federal prosecutor who shot to local prominence when he convicted members of the Ku Klux Klan who bombed a black church in the 1960s, killing four girls.

Barkley pulled no punches in comments to CNN after the surprising results became known, basking in a victory much more important than the NBA title he famously never achieved. Chris Van Hollen chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said in a statement after media organizations projected Jones the winner.

Mr Bannon has recently set his targets on Mr McConnell, whom he views as lukewarm on the president's so-called America First strategy. Alabama not only rejected Trump's candidate of choice but it rejected Trump, who lent his name and political capital to a Moore win.

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