Mediaite‘s Colby Hall: Roy Moore is ‘The Future of the GOP’


The future of the Republican party is a 70-year-old man from Alabama who has been accused by multiple women of acts ranging from sexual assault to child molestation.

That’s according to Mediaite Managing Editor Colby Hall, at least. Appearing on S.E. Cupp: Unfiltered Wednesday, Hall stated his view that the implications of next Tuesday’s Alabama Senate election extend far beyond Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Roy Moore is now a strong favorite, according to recent polls, to defeat Democratic opponent Doug Jones — despite the bevy of allegations against the Republican. And that, in Hall’s opinion, makes him the standard bearer for the party going forward.

“When Roy Moore gets elected on December 12, he’s the future of the GOP,” Hall said. “Because suddenly, he’s going to be emboldened.”

The Mediaite managing editor took note of Brietbart chairman Steve Bannon appearing at a rally on Moore’s behalf Tuesday — in which Bannon essentially roasted Republicans like Jeff Flake and Mitt Romney who refused to back Moore.

“We’re going to see Steve Bannon doing his hacky, Stormfront comedy shtick in every contested election across the country,” Hall said — on the condition that Moore prevails Tuesday.

Hall added that a Moore victory would result in a “tough time” for the GOP. Host S.E. Cupp disagreed.

“It’ll be a tough time for people like me,” the conservative but anti-Trump HLN host said. “It doesn’t seem to be a tough time for the GOP writ large. They seem to be kind of okay with this.”

Watch above, via HLN.

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