Nov 16, 2017 - Politics & Policy

New GOP idea to block Roy Moore: a Strange resignation

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP Senate leaders are reportedly discussing the legality behind a new drastic option to save the up-for-grabs Alabama Senate seat contested by Roy Moore: they are considering having current Alabama Sen. Luther Strange resign in order to trigger a new special election, per Politico.

Why it matters: There's no guarantee that having Strange resign is actually a legal option under Alabama state law, but it shows just how far Republicans are willing to go to find a creative solution in order to save what should be a perfectly reliable GOP Senate seat.

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