Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore represents the furthest extreme of the current Christian right, which makes him aligned with a large chunk of President Donald Trump’s base.
In the final days in the run-up to the Alabama special election, Moore has deployed his surrogates to state the candidate’s case and neutralize the many allegations that Moore sexually assaulted underage girls when he was in his thirties. Moore’s hard-right surrogates unsurprisingly appear to be as unhinged as he is, as evidenced by statements made by his spokeswoman Janet Porter on CNN.
Porter, who is a prominent anti-abortion activist, kicked off the bizarreness early by congratulating CNN’s New Day host Poppy Harlow for the fact that she is pregnant. Janice then said about disgraced former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Moore, “He’ll stand for the rights of babies like yours in the womb, where his opponent will support killing them up until the moment of birth.” Later in the segment, Harlow acknowledged the elephant in the room and brought up the numerous sexual assault allegations against Moore. Porter responded by making one of the most laughable defenses of a political candidate in history, stating, “Poppy, we need to make it clear that there’s a group of non-accusers that have not accused the judge of any sexual misconduct or anything illegal.”
Moving on from the more than three billion females who have not accused Roy Moore of sexually assaulting them, Porter then tried to delegitimize the nine women who did say that Moore molested them when they were high school age. Janet particularly targeted Leigh Corfman, who claimed that Moore fondled her when she was 14 and clad only in her underwear. Said the Moore surrogate, “When we’re talking about Leigh Corfman, even her own mother said that her report to the Washington Post that her life spiraled out of control after this alleged incident, well actually the court records say differently.” Asked Poppy, point blank, “Do you believe Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman?” Answered Janice, “I don’t believe her at all.” Are you appalled at the ridiculous spin Roy Moore’s surrogate put on his pedophilia accusations? Watch the genuinely strange interview below:
.@PoppyHarlowCNN : Do you believe Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman?
Roy Moore campaign spokeswoman Jane Porter: "I don't believe her at all" https://t.co/KpLwiDbp46
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