'Backing Roy Moore was a mistake', says leading UK-based Republican

'Backing Roy Moore was a mistake', says Republicans Overseas Scotland founder

The Republican candidate lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama senate race

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A prominent member of Republicans Overseas has said it was a mistake to support Roy Moore as a candidate for the Senate seat in Alabama. 

Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones after only gaining 48.4% of the vote, compared to the latter's 49.9%. 

During his campaign, the Republican candidate had denied allegations of sexual misconduct made by a number of women, one of whom was underage at the time of the alleged incident.

The founder of Republican Overseas in Scotland, Drew Liquerman, told Julia Hartley-Brewer it had always been a mistake to support Roy Moore, even before the allegations against him emerged. 

He said: "I don’t think anyone should have publicly or financially supported him.

“He wasn’t a qualified senate candidate even before these allegations came out - a lot of his views and some of his records on the court, he’s said some awful things.

"I think it’s genuinely a good thing for the Republican Party that Moore lost, it might be hard to hear for some Republicans."

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