Graham calls on Moore to step aside

Graham calls on Moore to step aside
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDHS chief takes heat over Trump furor Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, Pentagon to speed approval of battlefield drugs | Mattis calls North Korea situation 'sobering' Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House MORE (R-S.C.) on Monday called on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside, hours after a new accuser came forward alleging Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager.

“If he continues this will not end well for Mr. Moore,” Graham tweeted.

Moore was already facing pressure from Republicans to drop out of the Senate race after The Washington Post published a story detailing an account from Leigh Corfman, now 53, who said she had a sexual encounter with Moore in 1979, when she was 14 years old and he was 32.


Monday afternoon, Beverly Young Nelson said Moore assaulted her when she was a minor. Nelson showed reporters a message that she said Moore wrote in her yearbook in 1977.

Three other women have said Moore attempted to date them around that time when they were between 16 and 18 years old.

Graham is the latest lawmaker to call for Moore to bow out of the Senate race.

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Some have suggested rallying a write-in campaign around Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDems search for winning playbook Stephen Bannon steps down from Breitbart Scott joins Armed Services Committee MORE (R-Ala.), who lost to Moore in a primary runoff in September.

The deadline for the party to remove Moore’s name from the ballot passed in October.

Moore has denied the allegations and has vowed to continue in the race.