Friday on “Deadline: White House,” host Nicolle Wallace blasted Fox News and other conservative media outlets for their “depravity” in defending Alabama ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore against accusations of child molestation.
Many conservative media figures have gone on the attack, accusing the women of lying and claiming that the story is an attack by Democrats or establishment Republicans against Moore’s campaign for U.S. Senate.
“Two things,” said former Obama administration official Ron Klain. “This is not a ‘he-said, she said.’ There are 30 separate sources in that Washington Post story. The woman in question — the 14-year-old, at the time — told her mother at the time, told two friends around the time. There are plenty of people in jail on less evidence than is in the Washington Post story.”
Wallace said that she was appalled to see Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollack trying to parse the ages of the girls, saying that only the 14-year-old was below the age of consent.
Pollack, she said, was acting “as though a 32-year-old man kissing and dating 16-year-old and 18-year-olds was fine simply because it wasn’t illegal at the time.”
“I want to ask you about the depravity of conservative media in defending their man Donald Trump,” she went on, “and defending Roy Moore who is now, again, not an ‘if true’ but four women have given their accounts. You either believe them or they don’t. I believe them. He’s now a known pedophile.”
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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’
Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance
Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.
Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.
"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.
"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.
"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"
California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report
On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.
"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."
Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.
‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation
Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a
"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."