Monday, former Attorney General congressional candidate Troy King (R) said that Abortions, “Is the American Holocaust.” The comments were in response to comments by former New York City Mayor, billionaire, and Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg who had visited Alabama earlier that day.
“Democrat Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg was in Alabama today talking about the high mortality rate among mothers,” King said. “In his press release, he pointed out that the U.S. mortality rate has risen to 700 women who die of pregnancy and delivery complications each year. That pales in comparison, however, to the infant mortality rate that Mr. Bloomberg and his party have worked to legalize and protect – over 850,000 babies were killed by abortion in 2017. It is the American Holocaust. Deceptively, Bloomberg and the radical Left in this country seek to expand federal funding to those organizations who are responsible for the murder of millions of babies. May God have mercy on their souls. The rest of us must act now to defend all life, born and unborn.”
Alabama is a very Pro-Life state. In 2018, Alabama voters approved a constitutional amendment banning abortions if Roe versus Wade is overturned. Most Republican primary voters are very Pro-Life.
King was appointed Alabama Attorney General by Governor Bob Riley (R) after AG Bill Pryor was appointed a federal judge by President George W. Bush (R). King was re-election in 2006; but was defeated in the 2010 Republican primary by lobbyist Luther Strange. King ran again for AG in 2018; but was defeated in the Alabama Republican primary runoff by Steve Marshall. King has been in private practice since 2011.
King is a native of Elba and a lifelong Republican.
The battle for the Republican nomination for the Second Congressional District is crowded. The other candidates include: Thomas W. Brown, Jr., Jeff Coleman, Terri Hasdorff, former State Representative Barry Moore, Bob Rogers, and Jessica Taylor.
The winner of the Alabama Republican primary will face the winner of the Alabama Democratic primary in next year’s general election.
Phyllis Harvey-Hall and Nathan Mathis are running in the Democratic primary for U.S. House District 2.
Incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, is not seeking re-election. She is serving in just her fifth term in Congress.
Including Bloomberg, seventeen Democrats have qualified to run for President of the United States in the Alabama Democratic primary.
Both of the Alabama major party primaries will be held on March 3.