— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) November 9, 2017
Much of today’s news cycle has been driven by the explosive allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. In the Washington Post’s bombshell report, four women claimed that Moore tried to pursue relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. One woman said that Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was only 14 and he was 32.
During a panel discussion on MSNBC’s The Beat, NewsOne host Roland Martin made the argument that even though these accusations paint Moore as a sexual predator and a deeply hypocritical man, it will not matter to many of his supporters.
“For a party that is evangelical and dealing with someone who was claiming to be a religious moral leader, what does that tell us?” host Ari Melber asked Martin.
“It tells us, first of all, white evangelicals do not care,” Martin responded. “Because if you look at Jerry Falwell Jr., you look at Ralph Reed, you look at Tony Perkins, you look at Robert Jeffress, you look at how they have defended anything and everything Donald Trump has done. They don’t care.”
He continued, “White conservative evangelicals also care about power. All they care about is a right-wing judge on the Supreme Court. All they care about are the same judges on the federal bench.”
Martin concluded his mini-soliloquy by exclaiming that white evangelicals “are not about the prophetic” but instead “care about profit.”
Tell us how you really feel, Roland.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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