This morning, CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviewed Janet Porter, a spokeswoman for Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, about those pesky child molestation accusations and, well, this screenshot pretty much sums it up.
Porter, who’s also known as “Janet Fogler,” is just a delight, having campaigned against LGBTQ+ rights for more than two decades and founded Faith2Action, an organization considered an “active anti-LGBT hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. So, as you can imagine, she charmed the maternity pants off Poppy with quotes such as these:
1. “By the way, congratulations on your unborn child. That’s the reason why I came down is to volunteer to speak for Judge Roy Moore, because he will stand for the rights of babies like yours in the womb, where his opponent will support killing them up to the moment of birth.”
(Pretty sure I’ve seen that on a Hallmark baby wishes card.)
2. “I don’t believe her at all, and I will tell you why. Not only was she sought after by The Washington Post, her mother doesn’t believe elements of her story, the element of the phone call that took place in her bedroom, and the mother said there was no phone in her bedroom.”
Porter is referring to Leigh Corfman, the woman who says Moore fondled her when she was 14. Corfman’s mother did tell Breitbart News that her daughter didn’t have a phone in her room but added: “The phone in the house could get through to her easily.” But don’t let facts get in the way of Janet trying to discredit a victim of child molestation!
3. “One of the jobs of journalists is to not just take an Academy Award performance at face value.”
…And they should validate points of the story, find friends and family to corroborate — oh, wait, they did.
4. “We need to make it clear there’s a group of non-accusers that have not accused the judge of any sexual misconduct or anything illegal.”
So Moore’s defense is that he hasn’t molested every single teenage girl in Alabama. Those conservatives continue to set such a high bar of morality!
#5 – “You should be talking about the fact that Judge Roy Moore stands for protection, not only of our Second Amendment rights so we can protect ourselves against predators, and the rights of babies like your baby, Doug Jones says you can take the life of that …”
Poppy wasn’t playin’ that. “Let’s leave my child out of this,” she said testily. “Let’s leave my child out of this.” Oh, SNAP! as the kids don’t say anymore.
#6 – “She’s the yearbook forger lady.”
That’s Porter’s nickname for Beverly Nelson, who just happens to be a Trump supporter, with nothing to gain from coming forward about her harrowing experience except, apparently, a derisive nickname.
#7 – “This is all about the Supreme Court of the United States. You realize this is a winner-take-all race, and the one who wins this race is the one that will decide the Supreme Court for the next 30 or 40 years.”
Sounds like this one was ripped straight out of the Trump Book of Stupid Hyperbole. Cutting through the nonsense, Porter was probably attempting to say that the Senate confirms Supreme Court justices and Republicans can only appoint conservative judges if they control 50 or more seats. Of course, even if Moore lost, Republicans would still have 51 seats, but… again, don’t let facts get in the way of Janet’s defense of the child molester. She’s on a roll!
#8 -“I side, instead of with the lynch mob media, instead of the Democrat liberals, instead of the convicted felons that George Soros is looking for the vote, I stand for the man that has an impeccable character.”
“Impeccable.” You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.