Sam Stein Asks Why Roy Moore Supporters OK With Accused Child Molester But Not Gay Marriage

MSNBC contributor Sam Stein wondered why, on Morning Joe today, Roy Moore supporters are comfortable supporting an accused child molester but “forcefully opposed” to gay marriage.

Stein was remarking on the Alabama senate candidate’s comments about his opposition to gay marriage, which were received with hearty applause during his campaign event Tuesday night.

“These people sitting in this event are comfortable enough with accusations of child molestation, to support this guy, but forcefully opposed to the concept of a gay couple getting married,” Stein said.

“And I just don’t understand. Maybe it’s because I’m Bernie Bernstein Jew over here,” he continued — referencing the reported robocall that went out in Alabama yesterday from a person claiming to be a Washington Post reporter named “Bernie Bernstein” seeking dirt on Moore.

“I just don’t understand where the moral thread is here — how could you be comfortable with accusations of child molestation but not gay marriage?”

Politico’s Jake Sherman, who joined Morning Joe as well, said later in the segment that the “Bernie Bernstein” robocall was “anti-semitism.”

He said that “as a jew and as a reporter like Sam,” he had trouble responding to the story — and ended up omitting it from his newsletter, Politico’s Playbook.

“This is disgusting,” he continued. “We need to get to the bottom of this because it’s anti-semitism on the national political stage and it’s disgusting.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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