Graham calls on Moore to step aside

Graham calls on Moore to step aside
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHouse Judiciary chair threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn’t supply McCabe memos by Tuesday Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ Graham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump 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.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Kavanaugh accuser set to testify Thursday McConnell told Trump criticism of Kavanaugh accuser isn't helpful: report MORE (R-Ky.), on Monday called for Moore to “step aside,” and was followed by Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsKavanaugh accuser set to testify Thursday McConnell told Trump criticism of Kavanaugh accuser isn't helpful: report Dems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage MORE (R-Maine), Sen. John CornynJohn CornynKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle GOP mulls having outside counsel question Kavanaugh, Ford MORE (R-Texas) and others.

Some have suggested rallying a write-in campaign around Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost The Hill's Morning Report — General election season underway with marquee Senate races set 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.