Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he would put Roy Moore "in a grave" if the Republican Alabama Senate candidate lied to Bannon when he denied the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at him, according to a report.
“I will put him in a grave myself,” Bannon said, a source told the Daily Beast.
The comments contradict Bannon's public remarks about Moore, who stands accused of sexual impropriety towards five women when they were teenagers, including one who claims Moore tried to rape her when she was 16 and he was in his 30s.
“This is just another desperate attempt by Mitch McConnell to keep power, and it’s not going to work,” Bannon told Breitbart News Daily on Monday, referring to the Republican Senate majority leader from Kentucky. “You know, people in Alabama see through this. The good folks of Alabama are going to be able to weigh and measure this … This is an orchestrated hit from the Uniparty.”
But privately Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, has asked advisers how to proceed after Bannon broke with President Trump to endorse populist Moore in his primary race against establishment favorite Luther Strange, per the Daily Beast.
Allies have reportedly told Bannon it would be "insane" to think the accusations mounting against Moore were without merit.
Four of the five senators who had endorsed Moore's campaign revoked their support Monday.
The lone Senate Republican yet to do so at the moment is Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
The special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat is set for Dec. 12.