Conservative commentator Tammy Bruce, in a discussion about Alabama Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore, said the Republican establishment want the party to lose the majority in the Senate so the Trump agenda fails. Bruce cited Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), who announced he did not vote for Moore, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who donated to the Democratic candidate Doug Jones, as examples.
"This is a test for the president," Bruce said Tuesday on FOX News' Hannity. "I think what you've seen with Shelby going against it. Jeff Flake, giving money to this guy. I think the Republicans in the Senate want to lose the Senate. I think they want the president's agenda to fail and the only way to really achieve that is to suddenly become the minority."
"Tammy, that is a profound, a deeply troubling thing you just said," host Sean Hannity said.
"We saw that through this. I mean this is one of the things regardless of who wins this and at this point it looks like it might be Mr. [Doug] Jones is that that remains the issue. That this is why this is occurring. And I think part of the GOP base, it's not all of us, should be extremely concerned about the nature of what the GOP establishment has done in this process," she said.
"Look, as a feminist, I am outraged that this also happens to be our choice, right? But the fact is that future of the country is at stake. This is larger than Roy Moore. It's about our families and the future. But this is also a sign of how awful things have become under the establishment and how much work we have to do," Bruce said.