In an apparent jab at Ivanka Trump, Steve Bannon let loose on all Republicans in general who are undermining the Senate candidacy of Roy Moore. Bannon, the former presidential strategist who has actively campaigned for Moore, said at a Midland, Al. rally for Moore on Monday night that there is “a special place in hell” for Republicans who won’t support other Republicans, the Washington Examiner reports.
“To Mitch McConnell and Sen. [Richard] Shelby, and Condi Rice and all that little Bobby Corker and all that establishment out there, all that establishment out there every day that doesn’t have Trump’s back, you know they don’t have his back, at all … there’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” Bannon said.
Just last month, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and influential White House insider, said there’s a “special place in hell” waiting for “people who prey on children” in a direct reference to Moore who has battled a series of sexual misconduct allegations throughout the campaign.
Ivanka Trump went on to say that she believed the accusations against Moore, saying, “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”
Moore has continued to deny these accounts, as well as further stories that he supports segregation and is anti-Semitic in the days leading up to Tuesday’s Senate election.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is from Alabama, waded into the controversy on Monday, suggesting that Moore was a poor choice to represent the state.
“It is imperative for Americans to remain focused on our priorities and not give way to side shows and antics,” Rice said in a statement published by AL.com. “I know that Alabamians need an independent voice in Washington. But we must also insist that our representatives are dignified, decent and respectful of the values we hold dear.”
“I encourage you to take a stand for our core principles and for what is right,” she said. “These critical times require us to come together to reject bigotry, sexism and intolerance.”
Moore has the official endorsement of President Trump. Most polls suggest his race with Democratic challenger Doug Jones is too close to call, although a Fox News poll has Jones with a 10 point lead.