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CNN Panel on Roy Moore Goes Off the Rails: ‘Slavery’s Not Gonna Be Voted on in the Senate!’

CNN’s Angela Rye went off on Ed Martin this morning for his defense of past comments made by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

The statement in particular getting a lot of attention was a reported comment of Moore saying, in response to a question about the last time America was great, “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

Rye brought up that comment during a panel segment on the crazier things Moore has said and asked Martin what he meant by it. Martin said the comment is being taken out of context.

He also said, really sending the segment off the rails, Moore’s “getting elected to the Senate. When he gets to the Senate, he’s gonna have to vote on things. Slavery’s not gonna be voted on in the Senate, and neither is homosexuality.”

An outraged Rye responded, “Are you serious?!”

Martin continued:

“It’s such a slur against him. What he said was families still love each other when they existed… people in bondage, when the Jews were in bondage for years, they still loved each other.”

Rye’s visible reaction to, well, all of this pretty much speaks for itself.

Watch above, via CNN.

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