Graham rues Trump's support for Roy Moore

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"I can tell you one thing for sure: We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat", Trump told reporters. "I think that'd be better for the country and, you know, the election's in a few weeks here, or in a couple weeks maybe, and, you know, there is a possibility for folks to do write-in candidates, so we'll see but, no, I think it'd be best if he stepped aside", he said.

Graham does not see a Moore victory as a win for the Republican Party.

Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, alleging that he either groped them, molested them, or pursued relationships with them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s.

The Democratic candidate in the sharply contested Alabama Senate race says his opponent in the race, Republican Roy Moore, is "unfit for office".

Trump has repeatedly refused to use Moore's name in a series of effective endorsements of the candidate. Besides stating that Jones would be "WEAK on crime" - despite Jones having prosecuted the KKK - Trump is also labeling the Democrat as a "Schumer/Pelosi puppet" who will raise taxes and be bad for the military.

"If he wins, we get the baggage of him winning and it becomes a story every day about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore, should he stay in the Senate, should he be expelled".

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If Moore wins the December 12 special election, for the old seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said that the Ethics Committee will investigate the allegations and the Alabamian could face an expulsion vote. Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., said he viewed Trump's comments as "definitely trying to throw a lifeline to Roy Moore". "In my opinion, and in the opinion of many Republicans and conservatives in the Senate, it is time for us to turn the page, because it is not about partisan politics".

"Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama", Trump tweeted on September 26th. "And by the way, he totally denies it".

Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele called Trump's defense of Moore "sickening", and "beyond stupid," in recent days. "Roy Moore to me, when he brought in Steve Bannon, should have been disqualified". The issue has even divided Trump's family. "He's run eight races, and this has never come up", Trump said on Tuesday.

"It's going to be a distraction for us and for our agenda", he said. Long before he defeated incumbent Sen.

"I don't want to speak for Al Franken".