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Michael Reagan: Better a Democrat Than Moore

Son of Republican president tells Laura Ingraham he thinks charges against Alabama candidate are true

The son of former President Ronald Reagan would rather have a pro-choice Democrat in the Senate than Republican Roy Moore of Alabama.

The reason is that Moore is likely a sex predator, said Michael Reagan, the son of the 40th president and a conservative Republican himself.

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Moore, the former Alabama chief justice, has been accused by several women of approaching them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens. The latest revelation from The Washington Post came from a woman who said Moore had called her at her high school, while she was in trigonometry class.

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Reagan said the Alabama governor should postpone the December 12 special Senate election to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the state to become attorney general for President Donald Trump.

“The governor needs to put it off and give the people of Alabama a chance to, if you will, digest all that is coming forward with them.”

“The governor needs to put it off and give the people of Alabama a chance to, if you will, digest all that is coming forward with them,” said Reagan on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday night. “But the reality is that the Moore issue and the Republican issue should be two different issues. The Republicans are in trouble because they can’t get together in a phone booth. Moore’s got problems because, in my opinion, I think he is a sex predator … I will tell you, I would rather have a pro-choice Democrat sitting in the Senate of the United States that’s not a predator than a Republican predator sitting there just because we want to have the 52nd vote.”

Reagan said conservatives and activists such as Steve Bannon, Trump’s former strategic adviser, are going after Republicans rather than going after Democrats. People like Bannon are creating a “circular firing squad,” said Reagan, a Newsmax contributor.

Ingraham challenged Reagan by saying the voters elected Trump to “drain the swamp.”

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But Reagan said Trump’s style is not to apologize and to ignore senators such as Republican John McCain of Arizona, who voted against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It’s no secret in Washington that McCain and Trump dislike each other, and have exchanged insults.

“I could have gotten John McCain’s vote,” said Reagan, speaking of Obamacare repeal. “The president of the United States didn’t get John McCain’s vote because of the way he treated him during the primaries. Never said he was sorry, never brought him to the White House to apologize to him and ask him for his vote on Obamacare. The president of the United States should take fault for not getting the vote of the senator from Arizona. I could have gotten it. My father could have gotten it. You could have gotten it. This president, because he doesn’t like to apologize, didn’t get it, and that’s on him.”

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