Trump doubles down on support for alleged child sex predator Roy Moore

Kristopher Drake
November 27, 2017

Last week, he told reporters on the White House lawn, "We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones".

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, who has also called for Moore to step down, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump is "definitely trying to throw a lifeline to Roy Moore".

Trump, who has all but endorsed Moore in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, slammed Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, in a tweet early Sunday morning.

But Graham said when it comes to Moore, it's unclear "what winning looks like".

Moore has been under siege since several women accused him of sexual misconduct when they were just teenagers, one as young as 14.

Multiple high-level Republicans have called on Moore to drop out of the race but he, so far, hasn't heeded their advice.

Moore earned his first de facto endorsement from Trump last Tuesday.

"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".


"I'm not taking it from a Republican perspective or a Democrat perspective; I'm thinking about those folks who have been negatively impacted by these allegations", he continued.

One Republican senator and sometime Trump critic, Lindsey Graham of SC, said Sunday that having Moore on the ballot was a lose-lose proposition for the party. Alabama historically votes Republican but the allegations against Moore have taken a toll.

"Either we're saddled with a Democrat in a seat that ought to be Republican", Jennings said, "or we're saddled with a brand anvil that's going to drag down the president, drag down the Senate, drag down the party and plunge the Senate into immediate turmoil when he gets there". "And by the way, he totally denies it".

President Donald Trump suggested Sunday that he'd rather see an alleged child sex abuser in Congress than a Democratic "puppet" who will not support the Second Amendment and border enforcement.

The special election to fill the seat held by Republican Jeff Sessions, now the USA attorney general, is December 12. The issue has even divided Trump's family. "But I can tell you we don't need somebody who's soft on crime like Jones", Trump said.

"It is pretty clear to me that the best thing Roy Moore can do for the country is move on", Sen.

"The president will have to make his own decisions on where he thinks he is and why he's there", Scott said. Long before he defeated incumbent Sen. "I want to be on the side of right when history writes the story".

Other reports by Ligue1talk

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER