Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore

Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore

This is about the character of our country.

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. Last week, Trump made a similar statement about the race, not endorsing Moore but telling reporters, "We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat".

Trump has still not said if he believes Moore's accusers are lying and he has not formally endorsed the former judge's campaign.

Nine women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, including one who was just 14 when Moore, then in his 30s, approached her. At least five others have said he pursued romantic relationships when they were teenagers.

With a growing number of high-profile Republicans speaking out against Moore as additional allegations surfaced, Republican strategist Scott Jennings called the election a "no-win scenario", for the party, according to the Times report.

Moore, a Republican, has faced a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.

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

Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore
Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore

The Republican Party has passed on the responsibility of Roy Moore's candidacy onto Alabama voters.

"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". Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, have each said Moore should drop out of the race.

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said he'd like to see Trump "come out and support what many of us have said and that is that Roy Moore needs to step aside" and "allow somebody else to be a write-in candidate".

In an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Ms McDaniel said the claims against Mr Moore are concerning - but that Alabama officials have maintained he can not be replaced on the ballot.

Other Republican leaders worry a write-in candidate could wind up helping Jones by splitting the GOP vote. Long before he defeated incumbent Sen.

Moore has lost almost all support within the party, but Trump appears to be sticking by his man, despite campaigning for his opponent, incumbent Senator "Big Luther" Strange, in the runoff Republican primary.

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