Rep. Peter King: Bannon Looks Like A 'Disheveled Drunk'

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Moore's defeat means Republicans' Senate majority narrows to 51-49 at a time when they've had difficulty moving major pieces of Trump's agenda and Democrats are starting to convince themselves that they have a shot of winning control next year.

Source close to Bannon re: #AlSen: "This doesn't stop Steve's war against the establishment, all it does is pour gasoline on top of it".

"After Alabama disaster GOP must do right thing and DUMP Steve Bannon", King, a Seaford Republican, said in a tweet shortly before 7 a.m.

In an interview on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning, King took it further.

The Republican House Representative from Long Island who did not hold back, putting his critique of Bannon in a broader context, saying "It's not a political issue but a moral issue", adding "this guy does not belong on the national stage".

"He sort of parades himself out there with his weird, alt-right views he has, and to me it's demeaning to the whole governmental and political process", King said. "I think last night Alabama...was a revulsion at people at his style, at his type of divisive views".

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Meghan McCain, the outspoken media pundit and daughter of Sen.

Rich Lowry, the editor of the conservative National Review, said the Republican defeat in Alabama should be a lesson to other states where Bannon "wants to run a fringy candidate".

Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief political strategist and right-wing firebrand, backed Roy Moore during his unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat in Alabama.

The Senate Leadership Fund also released a statement blaming Bannon for the shocking blow to the party's grip in the Senate.

The president endorsed Moore eight days before the election, appeared at a pro-Moore rally in Pensacola, Florida, four days before the election, and raised doubts about the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore.

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