Case in level: Moore’s spokeswoman Janet Porter’s interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Tuesday morning. After Harlow thanked Porter for being on the present, the spokeswoman took an attention-grabbing flip.
“Thank you, it is great to be with you, and by the way, congratulations on your unborn child,” Porter mentioned to Harlow, who’s pregnant together with her second youngster. “That’s the reason I came down as a volunteer to speak for Judge Roy Moore, because he stands for the rights of babies like yours in the womb, where his opponent will support killing them until the moment of birth.”
(Porter’s declare, nonetheless, is fake. Jones is pro-choice, however he additionally helps Alabama’s present legal guidelines, which ban most late-term abortion procedures.) Harlow brushed over the remark about her being pregnant and commenced the interview — and it solely went downhill from there.
Throughout the 17-minutes lengthy interview, Porter spent most of her time attacking the ladies who’ve accused Moore of misconduct. At least eight girls have mentioned Moore pursued relationships with them when they had been youngsters and he was an assistant district legal professional in his 30s. One lady alleges that Moore molested her when she was 14 and one other says the candidate sexually assaulted her. Moore denies the allegations, although among the girls have supplied proof.
Porter made her case on behalf of Moore by saying that the allegations had been discredited (although she did not clarify how) and by insisting that the candidate should be harmless since there is a group of ladies who have not accused him of sexual misconduct.
“We need to make it clear there’s a group of nonaccusers, that have not accused the judge of anything illegal,” she mentioned at one level, repeating the “non accusers” protection once more later within the interview.
And when Porter introduced up Harlow’s being pregnant once more, the anchor instructed her forcefully: “Let’s leave my child out of this.”
Porter, like Moore, is staunchly anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ+ rights.
She is an anti-abortion extremist who championed Ohio’s “heartbeat bill,” which might ban abortions as early as six weeks after conception. (The invoice was vetoed by Gov. John Kasich.) Porter, who’s often known as “Janet Folgler,” has additionally been an anti-LGBTQ+ rights campaigner for greater than twenty years and based Faith2Action, a corporation thought-about an “active anti-LGBT hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Alabama particular election will happen on December 12 and polls present it is going to be an in depth race between Moore and Jones.
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