In the wake of the shocking allegations that Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore initiated sexual contact with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, Republicans and conservatives have jumped through hoops to justify supporting the embattled ex-judge. The excuses they’ve offered have ranged from; we need a conservative in the Senate, to the allegations were long ago and Moore has denied them, to the Democrats are just as bad.
This morning on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee gave us a nice little mixture of the GOP’s greatest hits in his defense of Roy Moore.
Asked to give his prediction of the Alabama Senate race now that President Donald Trump has officially endorsed Moore and the RNC has reinvested in the state, Huckabee said he thought Moore would win because Democrat Doug Jones “is such an unacceptable candidate.” He then brought up recent Democratic scandals to give grounds for why Moore deserved to be in the Senate.
“They have a lot of questions about Roy Moore, I understand that,” Huckabee said. “But you know it’s down to the fact that as long as [Sen.] Al Franken [D-MN] is in the Senate, and [Rep. John] Conyers [D-MI] is staying in office, why not have Roy Moore?”
Huckabee added that Moore has “denied the charges against him vehemently and categorically,” seemingly parroting Trump’s talking points regarding the multiple accusations against the Senate candidate.
Immediately following Huckabee’s segment, Conyers announced he was immediately retiring from Congress. The Michigan Congressman’s decision follows reports that he settled a wrongful dismissal case of a woman who claimed she was fired because she rejected sexual advances from Conyers. Additional allegations of sexual misconduct against the Michigan Democrat have also surfaced.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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