Mitch McConnell could not stand the fact that Judge Roy Moore had defeated his handpicked candidate in the Alabama senate Republican primary.

So he set out to sabotage Moore and elect the Democrat.

And on Tuesday night he stabbed conservatives in the back in the worst way ever.

Moore was clipped by Democrat Doug Jones by just 1.5 points.

His defeat came after he faced a bombardment of highly suspicious allegations of sexual misconduct.

The only evidence offered to back up these questionable allegations was a yearbook signature which the accuser later admitted she doctored.

But that didn’t matter to Mitch McConnell.

What he cared about was hanging on to power.

So he torpedoed Moore by lining up Republicans to denounce him, as well as orchestrated the national party committees to pull their funding.

Politico reports:

“That changed on Nov. 9, when The Washington Post published accounts of women who alleged Moore pursued relationships with them when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers, including one who said Moore undressed her and touched her sexually when she was 14. The NRSC and SLF quickly dropped their support for Moore, blaming Bannon for boosting him.

While they cut Moore loose and excoriated his patron in public, behind the scenes, Senate Republicans worked furiously to find a way to do more and boot Moore from the race. Because military ballots were already printed and in the mail, their options were limited and untested — but they eventually settled on an off-the-wall potential solution.

Based on a precedent from a 1981 state legislative election, they believed the governor of Alabama could call a new special election if Strange resigned. McConnell allies sent the idea to the White House for legal vetting, hoping Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby could convince Strange and Ivey to execute the plan.”

This treachery came after McConnell’s allies unloaded $8 million in negative ads on Moore during the Senate runoff in a futile attempt to prop up Luther Strange.

Politico also reports:

“McConnell Senate Leadership Fund ultimately spent $8 million on the primary, and the NRSC kicked in $400,000. When Brooks first went on the warpath against the McConnell-linked spending, it looked like a desperation play from a third-place candidate. McConnell had never been successfully deployed as a boogeyman before. But his approval rating was falling — by Tuesday’s elections, just 16 percent of voters viewed him favorably, according to exit polls — and Moore adopted the same tactics to deflect pro-Strange advertising as the work of Washington puppeteers. One rueful Republican strategist described Senate Leadership Fund’s millions supporting Strange as practically “an in-kind contribution to the Roy Moore campaign” given McConnell’s standing.

“Join with me to defeat the Washington crowd led by Mitch McConnell, who attempted to buy the vote of the people of Alabama with millions of money off a PAC in Washington,” Moore said the night he and Strange advanced to the GOP runoff.

Moore beat Strange to the Republican nomination by 9 points, and McConnell made a gesture of peace that night in September. “Senate Republicans will be as committed to keeping Alabama’s Senate seat in Republican hands with Roy Moore as we were with Luther Strange,” the majority leader said in a statement.”

Thanks to Mitch McConnell’s backstabbing, a Democrat won in Alabama for the first time since 1992.

But that was all part of the plan.

The last thing McConnell wanted in the Senate was a Christian conservative who was loyal to his faith and principle instead of big money donors and the party establishment.