In an off-the-rails interview with Roy Moore’s spokeswoman Janet Porter, CNN’s Anderson Cooper challenged Porter to confirm whether the candidate still stands by his past public statements regarding homosexuality, 9/11, Muslims and Barack Obama.
“Does Judge Moore still believe that homosexual conduct should be illegal and homosexuality is still the same thing at beastiality?” Cooper asked.
“I can’t answer that question,” Porter replied.
“Can you get back to me on whether or not he believes homosexuality should be illegal?” Cooper asked as Porter deflected.
“If you don’t want to answer, that’s fine. But can you get back to us?” Cooper asked again.
“Does he still believe 9/11 may have happened because, quote, we distanced ourselves from God?” Cooper asked. “That’s what he said in the past. Does he still believe that?”
“I don’t know the answer, no,” Porter admitted.
“Does he still believe an American citizen who’s a Muslim should not serve in Congress?” Cooper asked.
“I think that what he’s getting at there is we believe in the rule of law by the Constitution, not Sharia Law,” she said.
“You’re the spokesperson and you seem unwilling,” Cooper told Porter. “I know you’re not from Alabama, but you seem not to know what his positions are.”
Cooper asked Porter whether the embattled Senate candidate still believes his ouster from the Alabama Supreme Court was coordinated by “radical homosexuals and transgendered activists.”
Porter did not provide Cooper with an answer.
“Your campaign has blamed an awful lot of people for allegations against Moore,” Cooper told Porter. “Can you just explain to me how all these people got together?”
Porter compared it to a “lynch mob” and argued, “what the establishment does is make false allegations” against candidates they don’t like.
“I don’t know if there was like a conference call that Mitch McConnell and like radical homosexuals are on, but it’d be fascinating to hear that,” Cooper added.
Watch the two-part interview, below: