I think it’s safe to say that pretty much anyone who’s once worked for Breitbart isn’t someone who can be labeled as “liberally biased.” Not to say that every single person there is a hardcore right-wing nut job, but they definitely work for a website that panders to those types of people.
So when I saw remarks made by a former GOP congressional staffer who also worked for Breitbart slamming the GOP for embracing and supporting accused child molester Roy Moore, they definitely stuck out.
During an interview with Headline News, Kurt Bardella (who recently left the GOP completely over the party’s support for Moore), hammered Republicans for claiming to care about children while supporting someone credibly accused of molesting and preying on them when he was in his 30’s.
“I love how they’re so concerned with children, and yet when there’s a guy molesting and preying on children at a mall in Alabama, they want to put him in the United States Senate,” Bardella said.
He also slammed the party for their b.s. line of “letting the voters of Alabama decide” because they were too gutless to forcibly condemn and denounce Moore.
“It’s a cop-out,” Bardella stated, “it’s a very convenient line to use when you don’t want to talk about specific allegations, when you don’t want to defend what his behavior has been to say, ‘Well, I’m not going to weigh on that, let’s let the people of Alabama decide.’”
He’s absolutely right.
From the moment I heard Republicans begin using that line, I immediately said that was their cowardly way to not really oppose him — while also not fully supporting him, either. It was a clear indication that many Republicans felt the allegations against him were definitely credible enough to not completely dismiss them, which also means most probably believe Moore did, in fact, molest these women when they were underage, but they didn’t have the courage to completely denounce him over concerns that the backlash for doing so might hurt them politically.
It’s clear that the Republican mindset going into this election is that they’d rather back a child molester who’ll vote with them than see a Democrat win an election. After all, when you get right down to it, that’s what Donald Trump said when he finally endorsed Moore.
While I still expect Roy Moore to win, I’m curious how all of this ultimately plays out. Especially as it relates to the 2018 midterms. Sure, for most Republicans in a very red state like Alabama, embracing a pedophile might not be that big of a deal. However, in more moderate areas, especially in races with vulnerable Republican candidates, I’m curious how the GOP’s support of a credibly accused child molester is going to play on other members of the party. Because while those individuals can say they personally didn’t support Moore, they can’t deny that they’re members of a political party that did.
Watch his comments below via HLN:
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