CNN’s Chris Cuomo began his Wednesday morning interview with Kellyanne Conway by asking why President Donald Trump would prefer an accused child molester more than a Democrat in the Senate.
Conway immediately changed the subject to Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) for what she called an admitted “sexual assault.”
“You see an analogy between Franken and Moore?” Cuomo asked, dumbfounded.
Conway explained that Franken admitted to the allegations against him where Moore has just been accused and there hasn’t been a lawsuit or court case.
“That seems to be the mistake these days, is owning your mistakes. It seems if you just deny it you could become a senator,” Cuomo retorted.
Conway used the GOP talking point that the voters of Alabama should decide.
“Then why endorse him? If you want to leave it up to the voters of Alabama then leave it up to Alabama — you don’t vote there,” Cuomo shot back.
“Oh, OK, you think Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer don’t want Doug Jones to win?” Conway said, forgetting that neither Pelosi nor Schumer have been down to the area to campaign or have helped promote Jones in any way the way Trump and his supporters have.
“That’s because there’s these titanic allegations against Roy Moore. That’s why. Your own logic doesn’t work here,” Cuomo said. “The White House said the allegations here are troubling, but not as troubling as a Democrat in this seat. So you’d rather take a gamble that maybe these allegations aren’t true but we get our vote. That’s better than having a Democrat.”
Conway attempted to pivot to Rep. John Conyers and Franken again, asking, “Do you think all these people should lose their jobs in the media, in politics, in the industry?”
Cuomo noted that Conyers has resigned and he doesn’t know what will happen with Franken.
“But the question is: should he? Or are you putting party before morality?” Conway said.