President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon took the stage at a rally for Roy Moore on Tuesday.
There to show support for the Alabama judge, he also took time to go after 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Earlier this week, Romney tweeted against Moore and in support of women like Leigh Corfman.
“Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity,” Romney said in the tweet.
Bannon hit back at Romney during the rally. And one of his comments sparked immediate controversy.
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“And by the way, Mitt, while we're on the subject of honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother. Mitt, here's how it is brother: The college deferments, we can debate that — but you hid behind your religion,” Bannon said, via CNN.
“You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam,” Bannon added. But he wasn't finished with his remarks just yet, though.
He continued, “You had five sons not one day of service in Afghanistan or Iraq. ... Where were the Romneys during those wars? You want to talk about honor and integrity, brother, bring it. Bring it down here to Alabama. You have [to have] the guts to get on stage of a man who served in Vietnam ... Judge Moore has more honor and integrity in a pinky finger than your family has in its whole DNA.”
There was a lot of reaction to the comments.
Some were not supportive at all:
I'll give Bannon this. He's going all out to ensure he spends an eternity in Hell.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 6, 2017
Steve Bannon campaigning for Roy Moore is like the KKK member next door telling you your kids should go hang out down the street at the pedophile's playhouse.
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) December 6, 2017
I'm gonna go out on a limb and posit that Steve Bannon is not a good judge of honor and integrity. https://t.co/nS1blLUYMQ
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) December 6, 2017
But others liked Bannon's approach:
Go Steve! God I love this man!
— Deplorable Jeanna 🌹 (@JeannaEckert) December 6, 2017
Bannon is kicking ass right now
— IanMichaelBarnett (@redpill_Barnett) December 6, 2017
romney is trash bannon was on 🔥
— bri ory (@OryBri) December 6, 2017
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