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."