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Lindsey Graham says 'the moral of the story is don't nominate somebody like Roy Moore'

Sen. Lindsey Graham on CNN

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) avoided taking a firm position on whether Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should win his race during an interview on CNN's State of the Union Sunday.

"From a Republican point of view," Graham said, "I don't know what winning looks like with Roy Moore. If he wins, we get the baggage of him winning, and it becomes a story everyday about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore — should he stay in the Senate? Should he be expelled? If you lose, you give the Senate seat to a Democrat at a time we need all the votes we can get."

"The moral of the story is don't nominate somebody like Roy Moore who could actually lose the seat that any other Republican could win," Graham concluded, deflecting a follow-up question about whether President Trump is right to back Moore given the credible allegations of his sexual misconduct and assault toward girls as young as 14. Watch a clip of Graham's comments below. Bonnie Kristian