byPam Key10 Dec 20170

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL) declared that Alabama “deserved better” than GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore.

Shelby said, “I would rather see a Republican win, but I would hope that Republican would be a write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name. And I think a lot of people could that. Will they do that? I’m not sure. I don’t know what is going to happen. As a Republican, I had to vote Republican and wanted to vote Republican. I understand where the president’s coming from. I understand we would like to retain that seat in the U.S. Senate. But I tell you what, there’s a time, we call it a tipping point, and I think so many accusations, so many cuts, so many drip, drip, drip, when it got to the 14-year-old story, story, that was enough for me. I said I can’t vote for Roy Moore.”

He continued, “The state of Alabama deserves better. I think we have a lot of great Republicans that could have won and carried the state beautifully and served in the senate honorably.”

He added, “I think the women are believable. I have no reason not to believe them just like the Attorney General Sessions said he had no reason not to believe the women. They were credible. But I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. But there are a lot of stories there, a lot of smoke, got to be fire somewhere.”

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