MSNBC Guest Defends Roy Moore, Claims Many Women are ‘Victims’ of #MeToo Movement

During a panel on MSNBC on Sunday, conservative pundit Jen Kerns defended Roy Moore against charges of pedophilia and claimed many women have been victims of the #MeToo movement. It did not go over well. It all started after Roll Call columnist Michelle Bernard brought up Moore in the context of a discussion the woman’s vote. “Were it not for the vote of black women and women of color, Roy Moore would have been elected in Alabama,” Bernard said. “Despite very credible charges that indicated that he had engaged in pedophilia.” She continued on: “White women have always gained power through the proximity that they have to white males, to their husbands, and the vote the same way that their husbands do because it always, and somehow favors them.” Kerns was not amused. “That’s offensive!” Kerns chimed in. Kerns then tried to downplay the allegations against Moore, citing the handwriting Continue reading "MSNBC Guest Defends Roy Moore, Claims Many Women are ‘Victims’ of #MeToo Movement"

Mick Mulvaney Reportedly Told Donors Trump Asks Him All the Time Why Roy Moore Lost

Trump official Mick Mulvaney said in a closed door meeting with Republican donors that the president frequently asks him why former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore lost his election, according to a New York Times report. Moore lost in a stunning upset against Democratic opponent Doug Jones in deep red Alabama after he was accused of molesting teenaged girls, including one woman who said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14. Trump endorsed Moore after the allegations, and despite briefly losing support from the Republican National Committee, the body resumed fundraising for him after the president’s endorsement. Apparently Trump, however, still doesn’t understand how the candidate lost. Per the Times:

And Mr. Mulvaney alluded to last year’s special election for Senate in Alabama and suggested that Mr. Trump remained bewildered at his party’s defeat there. The Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, prevailed in a stunning upset over the Republican, Continue reading "Mick Mulvaney Reportedly Told Donors Trump Asks Him All the Time Why Roy Moore Lost"

Steve Bannon: Roy Moore Would’ve Won If McConnell and Others ‘Hadn’t Turned Against Him’

On Friday night, Steve Bannon appeared on MSNBC and, among many things, discussed the upcoming midterms and his recently poor track record when it comes to backing winning candidates. Ari Melber asked the former White House chief strategist why should Republicans seek him for help since he hasn’t “backed winning candidates in the special elections thus far.” Bannon responded by saying he backed winning candidates “in the primary.” “The Republican establishment in Alabama, Roy Moore specifically- I mean, Roy Moore would have won that election if [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and [Alabama Sen. Richard] Shelby and these others hadn’t turned against him,” Bannon told Melber. “So I’ve got a very good feel how to turn people out.” “How could you blame Republicans in Washington for what happened in Alabama?” Melber shot back. “Didn’t the voters there make up their minds?” “Well, Shelby came Continue reading "Steve Bannon: Roy Moore Would’ve Won If McConnell and Others ‘Hadn’t Turned Against Him’"

WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ‘Pedophile Detection Machine’ on Roy Moore

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen‘s latest episode of Who Is America? targets former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, claiming to have a new piece of Israeli technology that can detect pedophiles. The device “accidentally” goes off when used on Moore, and and the fake interview ends rather quickly after that. Cohen told the former Trump-endorsed Alabama candidate that he is an Israeli anti-terrorism expert named Erran Morad, and first describes other technological advances used by Israel, including a method for finding tunnels used by Hamas. He then explains he has the “latest Israeli gadget”, a device that can detect an enzyme that denotes a child molester. “So the phrase ‘sweating like a rapist’ is actually based in science,” Cohen says. He describes the device, then demonstrates how it would be used, waving it over himself and Moore. Over Moore, the device begins to beep. “It must be faulty,” says Continue reading "WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ‘Pedophile Detection Machine’ on Roy Moore"

Fox News’ Stirewalt on Blankenship’s WV Senate Chances: If GOP Could Get Behind an Accused Molester…

Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt today said it might be a bit premature for President Trump to say Don Blankenship running for Senate would go about as well as Roy Moore did. Trump eventually did offer some support for Moore, even if he didn’t choose him in the primary, and as Dana Perino and Stirewalt acknowledged, if Republicans ended up coming around on Moore they could just as easily come around on Blankenship, who’s come under intense scrutiny not just for racist comments, but for his one-year stint in jail over the deaths of 29 Continue reading "Fox News’ Stirewalt on Blankenship’s WV Senate Chances: If GOP Could Get Behind an Accused Molester…"

Lawyer Claims Roy Moore Supporters Offered Him $10,000 To Drop Moore Accuser as Client And Smear Her

Months after former judge Roy Moore narrowly lost his Senate election bid in ruby-red Alabama in the wake of numerous allegations that he had sexual contact with teenage girls, a lawyer for one of Moore’s accusers claims that two of the GOP candidate’s supporters offered him money if he’d drop his client. According to the Washington Post, attorney Eddie Sexton said that days after his client Leigh Corfman came forward to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct, two men promised him $10,000 if he would get rid of her as a client and publicly declare that he didn’t believe Corfman. Sexton also said that he was told his smear of Corfman would run in Breitbart News. Beyond offering the money, the men promised to introduce Sexton to then-Breitbart chief Steve Bannon, who was campaigning hard for Moore in an effort to embolden his self-made image as a GOP kingmaker. Continue reading "Lawyer Claims Roy Moore Supporters Offered Him $10,000 To Drop Moore Accuser as Client And Smear Her"

Investigation Concludes Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act Twice by Supporting Roy Moore on TV

The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has released their findings into possible violations of the Hatch Act by Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald Trump.  The OSC has found that Conway violated the act on two separate occasions, by going on television and openly supporting failed Alabama candidate Roy Moore. White House employees aren’t allowed to impact elections in their professional capacity, and Conway — according to the OSC — attempted to do just that by appearing on cable news programs and advocating for Moore and against Sen. Doug Jones. OSC special counsel Henry Kerner pointed to two Conway appearances conducted in her “official capacity” as Counselor to the president in Continue reading "Investigation Concludes Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act Twice by Supporting Roy Moore on TV"