Media Twitter Astounded by ‘Cringe-Inducing’ Moment from Roy Moore Spox on CNN
Roy Moore campaign spokesman responds with silence when asked if he knew people can be sworn in with a text other than the Christian bible pic.twitter.com/B65qIKBjlI
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 12, 2017
So in addition to saying Roy Moore “probably” thinks homosexual conduct should be illegal, Moore spokesman Ted Crockett also ended up in a very, very awkward situation when Jake Tapper brought up Moore’s position on Muslims.
Tapper asked Crockett about why Moore said years ago that Muslims shouldn’t be able to serve in Congress.
Crockett responded, “Because you have to swear on the Bible…. You have to swear on a Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America. He alleges that a Muslim cannot do that ethically, swearing on the Bible.”
This is not true, and Tapper pointed that out to him.
The stunned silence that follows must be seen to be believed (video above), and the moment transfixed a lot of people on Twitter:
This is the most cringe-inducing thing I've seen in a long time. This Moore surrogate manages to freelance a position dumber and worse than Roy Moore's. https://t.co/CRFQkOyTnh
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) December 12, 2017
Video: The end of this @JakeTapper-Moore Campaign spox interview featured the claim that Moore still believes homosexuality is a sin and didn't know you could be sworn in on something other than a Bible. Unreal #ALSen pic.twitter.com/3XwBYw7pG4
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 12, 2017
Kind of a jaw-dropping interview with Moore spokesman by @jaketapper. Doubles down on Moore’s views that homosexuality should be a crime. Says elected official are REQUIRED to take an oath on a Christian bible. I mean…?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) December 12, 2017
UN-believable interview @jaketapper just did with a Roy Moore spokesman, in which he said Moore still thinks homosexuality should be illegal & insisted that you are required to swear on a Christian bible in order to serve in Congress (you are not!!)
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) December 12, 2017
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) December 12, 2017
Wow. Did he really think elected officials were legally required to be sworn in on a Bible? https://t.co/LC96bmDANU
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 12, 2017
What an exchange. Alabama must be so proud. https://t.co/QUglxc68Sk
— David French (@DavidAFrench) December 12, 2017
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) December 12, 2017
Jake Tapper: "Did you know Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island?"
— Kyle FeldsCheer (@Kyle_Feldscher) December 12, 2017
This is the face of a man utterly gobsmacked by a Jake Tapper fact check. pic.twitter.com/xX7kJoY07h
— DJ Judd (@juddzeez) December 12, 2017
This footage is incredible and should be included in museums and time capsules commemorating this era. https://t.co/SIwVvTWBm5
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 12, 2017
this has to be watched to be believed. https://t.co/ownzeC881M
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) December 12, 2017
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 12, 2017
I wish Tapper hadn't ended the segment there and instead just made the guy sit there, mouth agape, in stunned silence for several minutes https://t.co/BIHY2S6a31
— Julia Reinstein (@juliareinstein) December 12, 2017
This is incredible https://t.co/e7w2GYNhyw
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) December 12, 2017
This is Homer Simpson-level silent blinking. https://t.co/DUSqL7MPkC
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) December 12, 2017
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