Roy Moore Spokesperson Congratulates Host on Unborn Child Who She Says Moore’s Opponent Wants to Kill. pic.twitter.com/galyFQWLs2
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 5, 2017
This was absolutely bonkers.
Tuesday morning, Roy Moore spokesperson Janet Porter visited New Day, and the result was one of the craziest cable news interviews in recent memory.
The Moore surrogate’s opening comment was truly stunning (watch above). Porter offered some highly unusual congratulations to CNN’s Poppy Harlow — who is eight months pregnant.
“Congratulations on your unborn child,” Porter said. “That’s the reason why I came down as a volunteer to speak for Moore, because he will stand for the rights of babies like yours in the womb where his opponent will support killing them until the moment of birth.”
Twitter completely blew up as a result of what was a truly wild segment. Here’s a sampling of the reaction across social media:
— Jonathan Franks (@jonfranks) December 5, 2017
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) December 5, 2017
So, now a spokeswoman for Roy Moore is referencing the fact that Poppy Harlow is pregnant and asking her about unborn lives.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 5, 2017
Wow — this @PoppyHarlowCNN interview with Roy Moore spokesperson.
Poppy is conducting a clinic on how to conduct an interview and prevent a flack from changing the subject.
— Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) December 5, 2017
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) December 5, 2017
What his spokesperson means is, “Although the candidate I’m supporting is a known pedophile, at least he’s not a murderer”. She knows Moore likes underaged girls, so that “baby killer” point was her only angle. https://t.co/axE0jlwWaN
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) December 5, 2017
What happened to not putting bananas on television https://t.co/Is3zToMmaM
— 133 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) December 5, 2017
Which news outlet will be the first to venture into Alabama’s heartland and tell the stories of Roy Moore’s non-accusers? https://t.co/klYMLnTmko
— Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) December 5, 2017
Well, that was a horrifying display by Roy Moore’s spox on CNN just now, but I guess he’s gonna win.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 5, 2017
kid: what R U doing today?
Jane Porter: going on CNN!!
kid: and doing what??
Porter: I’m gonna trash the reputations of women I don’t know!!
Porter: Roy Moore’s in trouble
kid: sounds fun, good luck!!
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) December 5, 2017
Roy Moore spox just told CNN host that Doug Jones wants to kill her unborn son; and then said we must remember there are many people who haven’t accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Where does he find these people??? https://t.co/CfmhGymodD
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) December 5, 2017
Roy Moore’s spokespetson, Janet Porter, just deflected a question from Poppy Harlow about Moore’s accusers by SUGGESTING MOORE’s OPPONENT SUPPORTS ABORTING @PoppyHarlowCNN’s BABY! (She’s 8 mos pregnant.) Poppy responded, “Leave my baby out of this!”
— Shannon Fisher (@MsShannonFisher) December 5, 2017
“Listen here Poppy. Doug Jones wants to kill your baby in the womb. A baby that could have the honor and privilege of dating the honorable Roy Moore in 14 years.” https://t.co/3UwjxLspGH
— Marcus Hawkins (@HawkinsUSA) December 5, 2017
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 5, 2017
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) December 5, 2017
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