An MSNBC pundit called the GOP a party of “physical abusers” now that the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore (R-AL) have become public, but Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham reminded liberals that Democrats have not had such a great reputation either, reports Fox News Insider.
Top Republicans, including House majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), have been calling for Moore to step down from his campaign run, but Moore has flatly denied the allegations and says he will push on.
Ingraham began her segment by playing a recent clip from MSNBC where a New York City ad executive said that Democrats should “plaster” the airwaves that the GOP is “the party of pedophiles- this is the party of physical abusers.”
Then Ingraham just had to say two words to take the Democrats down a notch and off of their pedestal of moral superiority: Bill Clinton.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it was announced just last week that he hired a private investigator, Jack Palladino, who was tasked with finding “dirt” on the women who accused Weinstein in the hopes of taking them down.
As it turns out, Palladino was hired by another sexual predator and former President of the United States Bill Clinton, to do the exact same thing.
Then, of course, there are all the other Democratic representatives who have been accused of sexual misconduct like Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Barney Frank (D-MA), as well as former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D). It seems that the Democratic party is far from being an innocent when it comes to sexual allegations.
Ingraham adds that she is not defending Moore but simply pointing out which party should necessarily be called the “party of physical abusers.” She also points out that the left tends to routinely “shield” its candidates who have been accused while the GOP has done the opposite before they know the facts.
“‘Last time I checked, Weinstein, Spacey and Louis C.K. weren’t exactly hanging out at CPAC,’ she said, referring to the annual meeting of conservatives in Oxon Hill, Md.”
Ingraham also points out that it isn’t just sexual misconduct scandals that the Democrats have to worry about, but also bribery cases like the one with Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) who is currently on trial for federal bribery charges.
Moore has recently been on the radio with Sean Hannity who asked him about the allegations. Ingraham points out that some of the answers Moore gives are a bit awkward, but she doesn’t believe anyone can really know what happened in a case that happened 40 years ago.
Many citizens of Alabama called into Ingraham’s show to say they still support Moore and not one caller said they would drop him. Ingraham points out that the fact that these allegations dropped just weeks before the special election in Alabama is more than a little bit curious.
All of these factors should be taken into consideration before GOP members completely start condemning Moore and allow Democrats to just slide on by with the same sort of allegations.