Twitter Nukes The Federalist for Publishing Hot Take Defending Roy Moore: ‘Vote For the Child Molester’


The conservative opinion site The Federalist published one of their all-time hot-takes this morning as a contributor advocated for supporting Roy Moore even if the allegations of child molestation and sexual assault are true.

“If elected, Moore would join the ranks of other undignified politicians who have been liars and fornicators. I have a 14-year-old daughter. If I caught him doing what was alleged, for starters I would kick him where it counts. Hard. That being said, I don’t think it’s wrong to vote for Moore,” writes Tully Borland — a self-avowed “superhero against the dark forces of political correctness.”

Borland went onto to justify cases of predatory behavior similar to Moore’s by saying it is “not without some merit” if a man intends to start a large family, as they would have to marry a teenage girl to take advantage the maximum number of her fertile years.

Predictably, the disturbing opinion received bipartisan outrage on Twitter — with many popular conservative figures teaming-up with their mainstream and liberal counterparts to drag The Federalist:

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