Best-seller authoress and columnist Ann Coulter told the host of the syndicated “Howie Carr Show” that she is giving up on the GOP’s Alabama Senate nominee Roy S. Moore and calling for the former judge to be replaced by Rep. Morris J. “Mo” Brooks, who lost in the Aug. 15 primary.
Coulter told Howie Carr that she was exhausted of talking about how horrible the establishment Republicans have behaved, and she was ready to accept the facts on the ground and try to save the Senate seat for the Republican Party, despite the machinations of Senate Majority Leader A. Mitchell McConnell (R.-Ky.) and his cohorts.
“I think we have to deal with making lemonade out of lemons,” she said.
“Mo Brooks is the candidate I endorsed,” she said. “He’s fantastic on the issues that you and I care about–and he’s respectable, you’re not getting any problems, the establishment shouldn’t mind him.”
Carr asked her is she was really calling for Moore to step aside or would she walk it back?
“No, no, I am not going to walk anything back, when have I ever done that? I speak what I think is true and what I think is true is what I have just laid out to you,” she said.
“It is a bit of a Todd Akin situation here,” she said. “Roy Moore is the guy the Democrats wanted to run against.
Coulter said everyone has to give up something to save the seat.
“Mo Brooks is no wide-eyed right-winger, like even a Steve Bannon, no, he is a respected congressman–until he ran for Senate this year,” she said.
Coulter did not talk about it, but it was an interesting turn of events for Brooks, when he announced for Senate and the campaign manager for Sen. Luther J. Strange III was Jeff Roe. Roe was the campaign manager for the presidential campaign of Sen. R. Edward “Ted” Cruz (R.-Texas). Brooks was the Alabama chairman of the Cruz campaign and like other Cruz supporters did not formally endorse Donald J. Trump for president. For his loyalty to Cruz, Brooks was rewarded by Brooks with vicious attack ads by the Roe-led Strange campaign–because Strange preferred to make the race head-to-head against Moore.
Moore would not step aside for Strange to step into his slot, because that would be a humiliation to the former two-time state chief justice, she said.
Carr said to Coulter that the problem is that McConnell hates Brooks, because Brooks is a conservative.
But, Coulter said she was convinced McConnell would recognize he has to accept Brooks in order to stay majority leader.
Moore faces Democrat G. Douglas Jones in the Dec. 12 special election to fill the unexpired term of the former senator Attorney General Jefferson B. “Jeff” Sessions.
Listen to the whole segment with Ann Coulter and Howie Carr here: