Bannon slams Romney, Flake at Alabama rally for Roy Moore

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared alongside embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night in Fairhope, Alabama, just a week ahead of the election.

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In a fiery speech defending Moore, Bannon attacked the Republican establishment and questioned the timing of allegations brought against Moore by eight women who have accused him of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior toward them when he was in his 30s and, in some cases, the women were in their teens. Moore has denied the allegations.

“Let’s be right, ok, this whole thing was a setup, this whole thing was weaponized, right?” Bannon said of the allegations of sexual misconduct first published by the Washington Post, “You know that, folks down here in Alabama know that.”

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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope Ala.

Bannon also attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, who donated $100 to Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones earlier today.

“Hey Flake this is why your approval rating in your home state is like 11 percent,” Bannon said, “You’re a total embarrassment, if you’re going to write a check write a check, support somebody.”

But Bannon saved perhaps his more stinging attack for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who he accused of hiding behind his religion to avoid service in the Vietnam War.

“Judge Moore served his country in one of the toughest wars we’ve ever had, Vietnam,” Bannon said, “Mitt, that’s honor and integrity, and by the way Mitt, while we’re on the subject of Vietnam and honor and integrity, you avoided service brother. Ok Mitt, here’s how it is brother, the college deferments that’s we can debate that, but you hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice patties in Vietnam. Do not talk to me about honor and integrity.”

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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Moore did not directly address the allegations against him, but did talk about the “battles” he has fought in the campaign.

“If you knew what kind of battles I’ve been fighting, you…

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