‘Nothing Immoral Or Illegal Here’: See The WORST GOP Responses To The Roy Moore Sex Scandal!

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The GOP was salivating like a dog with a steak when Harvey Weinstein, a big Democratic donator, was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.

But when their own Senate candidate faces allegations in a bombshell Washington Post report that he molested and tried to seduce a 14-year-old girl?

Many Republicans chose party over principle and are actually defending him! Not shocking considering how they’ve treated Donald Trump‘s sexual misconduct allegations we guess.

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The most common line is adding “if true” to any statement decrying the behavior, as if to say, “Well, if you only have the word of the women, who can say?”

But a few went above and beyond disgusting. For instance, Alabama state auditor Jim Zeigler told The Washington Examiner there was “nothing to see here” because there wasn’t anything “immoral or illegal” about an adult trying to have sex with a 14-year-old. He even invoked the Bible:

“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”

Wow.

Alabama’s Republican National Committeeman Paul Reynolds went the fake news route, telling The Hill:

“My gosh, it’s The Washington Post. If I’ve got a choice of putting my welfare into the hands of Putin or The Washington Post, Putin wins every time.”

Yikes! Crooked Russian President Vladimir Putin over an American newspaper with a progressive lean? Eesh.

How about mouthpiece Sean Hannity, who has no problem promoting conspiracy theories about murder victims?

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He never outright said he didn’t believe the women; he just said he didn’t know what happened and by they way did you know a lot of women make up stories for money or political gain?

Here’s a particularly gross interchange with cohost Lydia McLaughlin:

“HANNITY: How do you possibly tell, know the truth, except — OK, so the two other girls were older in this case. He was apparently, like, 32, and he dated — one girl was 18, one girl was 17. They never said he did — there was no sexual — there was kissing involved, and then they’re saying this one encounter with a 14-year-old —

MCLAUGHLIN: And it was consensual —

HANNITY: And consensual, that’s true. And there’s — I just — I don’t know how you find out the truth.”

Consensual? With a 14-year-old?? A CHILD CANNOT GIVE CONSENT!

Later he actually sort of apologized after the clip went viral on Twitter but then said that he had been taken out of context.

Hannity attests he and McLaughlin were referring to the 17 and 18-year-old when they said “consensual,” not the 14-year-old. Hmm.

That organization he’s talking about is Media Matters, and they didn’t take him out of context; they published audio AND a transcript of his entire conversation, which you can hear and read HERE.

How about this? Here’s video of Hannity and the legal analyst he invited onto his TV show Thursday night, who said most women fabricate claims for money you see “time and time and time again” but actual victims of predators are “very few and far between.”

The context is, Hannity comes off as the SANE voice in that conversation, the one not making outrageous claims. But it’s his show, and he invited that person on — not to mention the fact he failed to call her out as a liar and an enabler for making such a horrifically damaging statement.

How’s that for context, Sean?

BTW, speaking of interviewing “guests of all points of view” Hannity invited Moore himself to come on his show today to defend himself. So yeah.

[Image via Fox News.]

Nov 10, 2017 4:20pm PDT

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