During an interview with Fox & Friends on Monday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway suggested that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s potential to help pass the GOP’s tax bill outweighs multiple allegations of child molestation and sexual misconduct against him.
“Doug Jones in Alabama, folks, don’t be fooled,” she said. “He will be a vote against tax cuts. He is weak on crime. Weak on borders. He’s strong on raising your taxes. He is terrible for property owners. And Doug Jones is a doctrinaire liberal, which is why he’s not saying anything and why the media are trying to boost him.”
“So vote Roy Moore?” host Brian Kilmeade asked Conway.
Conway replied, “I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through.”
Conway appeared to have a different position on the matter when she appeared on FOX News last week.
“Whatever the facts end up being, the premise, of course, the principle, the incontrovertible principle, is that there is no Senate seat worth more than a child,” the White House counselor told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday in response to allegations that Moore sexually molested teen girls when he was in his 30s.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have called on Moore to drop out of the race.
President Trump has remained silent on the matter, despite slamming Franken on Twitter just hours after a woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault.
When the Fox hosts pointed out Moore’s rapid decline in support, Conway responded, “Right. And you know what? I just want everybody to know Doug Jones ― nobody ever says his name and pretends he is some kind of conservative Democrat in Alabama. And he’s not.”