Anchor of “The Lead” on CNN, Jake Tapper, delivered a powerful monologue on the bizarre closing arguments by Republican nominee Roy Moore in the Alabama special election.
Hours before the polls close, Tapper noted the surreal aspect to the end of the campaign.
“Just when you thought it could not get more bizarre, we are now being presented with closing arguments,” Tapper noted. “Ones you might think were invented in a writers’ room by Tom Wolfe, James Dickey and Mel Brooks.”
Wolfe was the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Bonfire of the Vanities; former United States Poet Laureate James Dickey wrote the novel Deliverance, which was turned into a movie of the same name; Mel Brooks is an EGOT winner, which refers to the small group of performers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.
“I assure you there is nothing wrong with you or your cognitive skills right now, this all really happened,” Tapper reassured.
Also on election day, Moore spokesman Ted Crocked stunned Tapper in an subsequent segment.