CNN Segment Gets Weird As Roy Moore Defender Invokes Obama: ‘I Think He Did Cocaine’

Kudos to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin for keeping it together during an absolutely nutso interview with an Alabama political reporter in which he jumped through a ton of hoops to defend Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the wake of his teen sex abuse scandal. Brandon Moseley, who writes for a site called Alabama Political Reporter, recently penned an opinion piece titled ‘I believe Judge Roy Moore’ and was brought on CNN this afternoon to discuss it. Right off the bat, Mosely noted that he has known Moore for 20 years while dismissing the allegations as unserious. He further explained that Moore allegedly initiating sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32 is no longer a criminal issue due to the statute of limitations. “Let me jump in. You are using the word serious,” Baldwin stated. “Why don’t you think these allegations are serious?” “They’re 38-year-old allegations this would be a misdemeanor at the time under the code of Alabama,” the Alabama reporter responded. “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.” A stunned Baldwin blurted out “OK, what?!?’ She added that they were talking about allegations against Moore and told Mosely to “function in the factual world.” The two would go back and forth for a bit over what the law was back when the encounter allegedly occurred, with Mosely at one point likening the assault of minors to Moore stealing a lawnmower. “Sexual abuse, stealing a lawnmower, let’s not even go there,” Baldwin shot back. Mosely went on to claim that the only serious accusation in the Washington Post report was regarding Moore’s sexual contact with then-fourteen-year-old Leigh Corfman and that her story is different than the other accounts in the story. “The other accounts Roy Moore dated some of these women, supposedly, as long as three months and they never got naked,” Mosely said. “According to Corfman supposedly Roy took off her shirt and pants and there was some inappropriate touching.” The bizarre segment kept going for a while longer, with Mosely acknowledging that he believed President Donald Trump was inappropriate with women in the past but that he voted for Trump anyway because “as a Christian, I can forgive a past indiscretion.” Therefore, he doesn’t think Alabama voters should abandon Moore over these recent allegations. It ended with Baldwin grilling Mosely — who amazingly described himself as an objective journalist — on why he didn’t reach out to the women in the Post story before writing his piece. He said he wasn’t assigned to seek out the women by his editor but that he tried to research them and their backgrounds. Following this segment, another woman came forward with allegations against Moore, stating that the ex-Alabama judge sexually assaulted and tried to rape her when she was just 16. Watch the clip above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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