Brandon Moseley, a writer at the Alabama Political Reporter and a supporter of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, went down in flames on CNN Monday afternoon when he tried to defend Moore from past allegations that he molested teenage girls.
During an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, Moseley argued that we shouldn’t hold the allegations of making sexual advances against multiple teens against Moore because lots of people have done bad things before deciding to run for political office.
“They’re 38-year-old allegations,” he argued. “This would be a misdemeanor at the time under the code of Alabama. The statute’s been up since ’86. If you go back and you don’t elect anyone who has ever done anything wrong, we wouldn’t have had Barack Obama — I think he did cocaine. Bill Clinton supposedly smoked marijuana.”
Baldwin tried to steer the conversation away from illegal drug use and back to the most serious charge against Moore — namely, that he tried to make a 14-year-old girl touch his genitals when he was 32 years old.
“Brandon, she was — she was 14 years of age,” Baldwin said. “And I don’t know how much digging you did or didn’t do into the law in 1979, but we did… we found that this was on the books going back to ’77, and would have been considered sexual abuse in the second degree.”
Moseley pointed out that this crime still would have been just a misdemeanor in Alabama, and Baldwin followed up by asking him if that made it morally right.
“If, you know, Roy Moore has stolen a lawnmower when he was 21 that’s bad,” Moseley replied. “But that’s not a reason 50 years later to all of a sudden, you know, throw him off the ballot.”
“Sexual abuse, stealing a lawn mower, let’s not even go there,” said a disgusted Baldwin.
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BLM activist details FBI visit to her home: ‘This is why this president is so dangerous’
President Donald Trump's incitement of racism in his supporters was blasted by Black Lives Matter activist Alicia Garza on Friday.
"The FBI visited my house today," she revealed on Twitter.
"They arrested a man in Idaho on weapons charges who they believe was affiliated with white supremacist groups. They found my name on a list in his home, alongside others," she explained.
"This is why this President is so dangerous," she continued. "He is stoking fires he has no intention of controlling."
"I’m ok y’all, but this sh*t is not ok. Vote this muthaf*cka out," she suggested. "For real."
Did a maskless Trump support flash a ‘white power’ sign at his The Villages rally?
Did a maskless supporter of President Donald J. Trump really just flash a "white power" sign at his rally at The Villages in Florida?
The sign, with the thumb and index finger’s tips touching while the other three fingers are extended was traditionally known as the okay symbol.
Southern Poverty Law Center said the hand signal is "used ironically by a number of Trump supporters at far-right rallies. It’s been particularly prominent among far-right street protesters such as the Proud Boys and the Northwest-based Patriot Prayer, whose members have prominently displayed the sign in group photos and during street protests."
Marine One buzzes the crowd as Trump holds rally at the nation’s largest retirement community
Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" played in the background as Marine One hovered over the crowd at The Villages in Florida before landing at the first of two rallies for President Donald J. Trump Friday afternoon.
As CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller wrote, it's Trump's "51st visit to Florida, his most frequent destination, and his 5th rally" in the state this year.
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