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Thune: Everyone ‘Would Be Better Served’ if Roy Moore Stepped Aside

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Senate Republican Conference Chair Senator John Thune (R-SD) argued it would be best if Alabama Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore stepped aside.

Thune said, “[I]f and when he gets here, there’s going to be this cloud, I think there’s going to be an ethics investigation. I think that’s probably inevitable, and that it would — everybody would be better served if he would step aside and allow somebody else to run, even as a write-in candidate, I think we win that seat with a Republican. But the president sounds like he’s sort of stepping up his activities in that race. That’s his prerogative. But I still think it’s in everybody’s best interest, including the party, the Senate, and the country if we could eliminate the distraction that ultimately is going to come with this election.”

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