Seven Republicans vying for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions attended a candidate forum in Montgomery yesterday. AL.com reports:
Luther Strange, appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to fill the seat until the special election, said Alabama needs a strong supporter of the Trump administration in Washington.
“President Trump is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country,” Strange said. “I consider it a Biblical miracle that he’s there.”
Strange got some applause when he called for the immediate repeal of Obamacare, which he called a “disaster.” He said federal involvement in the health care system has gone far beyond providing a basic safety net for the neediest.
“We’re going to take care of the most vulnerable citizens,” Strange said. “But remember what this was intended to do, was to take care of disabled individuals and poor women and children. We have now turned it into a massive entitlement, just one example of the problems facing this country.”
Not attending the forum was former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who led the GOP field for the Senate seat in a recent internal poll.