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Byrne addresses St. Clair County Republicans

Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, was at the Market City Grill in Pell City on Thursday addressing the St. Clair County Republican Party at their monthly meeting.

Bradley Byrne is a candidate for U.S. Senate for the seat currently held by Doug Jones.

“It’s great to be in St. Clair County,” Byrne said. I have come from Washington D.C. That has become crazy land.

Byrne called “AOC,” freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a “crazy lady.”

“We all believe in God, pray, go to church and read our Bibles,” Byrne said. “Look at all the announcements for president. They have no mention of God. The Democrats are becoming a secular party. They are increasingly not in support of the Godly principles that made America the greatest nation on Earth.”

“We had a bill called the pain capable abortion bill,” Byrne said. “Most nations do not allow abortion after 20 weeks. We passed it out of the House. It went to the Senate, and it died because Democrats could not vote against any abortions.”

“Unfortunately, your senator and mine, Sen. Doug Jones voted against it,” Byrne said.

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“You and I want judges on the courts that apply the law as it is written not as what they want it to be,” Byrne said. “Judge Kavanaugh is one of those judges. Your Senator and mine voted not to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Does that reflect your values?”

“It is one of the duties of government to protect you,” Byrne said. “One of the most important ways we protect you, is to secure the border…In the past we built wall down there it was not controversial.”

“Your Senator and my Senator is against building the law,” Byrne said. “The president took action to build the wall, and Sen. Jones voted against him doing that. The president vetoed that.”

“The House will vote next Tuesday to override the president’s veto,” Byrne said.

“It is not going to happen,” he said. “They don’t have the votes to override.”

“We got this new group in there that thinks socialism is good for America,” Byrne warned. “The president said that America will never be a socialist nation. I stood up and applauded, and I looked over at the Democrats and a third of them. They were sitting on their hands.”

“Socialism has failed everywhere that it has been tried,” Byrne said. “Look at Venezuela. They are getting their drinking water from sewer ditches because they can’t make their economy work, and they are sitting on the largest oil reserves in the world.”

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Byrne said Democrats are running on promising Medicare for all.”

“In a few years, we are going to run out of money for seniors who have worked their whole lives paying into that system and Democrats are for enlarging it to people who have never paid in,” Byrne said. “They have no way to pay for it.”

Byrne said Democrats said they are going to get America off of carbon based fuels within 10 years.

“Two of the deans of our engineering schools were in Washington for another reason, and I asked if that was possible,” Byrne said. “They said yes, but you will be cold in the winter, hot in the summer time, and you will have to walk everywhere.”

“The national news media acts like these are serious ideas,” Byrne said.

“There is a fundamental disagreement about their values and our values,” Byrne added. “We are going to have to understand that the news media is not ever going to be fair to our president.”

“Doug Jones does not share our values and he is not fighting for them,” Byrne told the conservative group.

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“We saw what they did in 2017, and they are going to do worse in 2020,” Byrne said. “I ain’t backing off.”

“If we stick together, we will win this seat next November,” Byrne said. “We can’t get sideways with one another like we did in 2017.”

The Alabama Republican primary is less than a year away.

Ren Wheeler is the Chairman of the St. Clair Republican Party. St. Clair County is one of the most Republican counties in Alabama.

The St. Clair County Republican Party bass tournament is April 6.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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