Comics, including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers, addressed the sexual misconduct accusations against the Alabama Senate candidate
Late-night hosts on Monday discussed the mounting sexual assault allegations against the Alabama senatorial nominee Roy Moore, who is running for us attorney general Jeff Sessions’ age-old seat and stands accused by at the least five women working in preying on teenage daughters in the 1970 s.
” By now, you’ve probably heard of Alabama senatorial candidate, former magistrate, and human-Cracker-Barrel-hybrid Roy Moore ,” Stephen Colbert began.” Last week, allegations surfaced that when Moore was an assistant district attorney in the 1970 s, he had sexual contact with a 14 -year-old, which would be appropriate only if he were a 14 -year-old assistant district attorney.
” Now, Moore, to defend himself, gone on Hannity radio to strongly … make things much worse ,” Colbert said, before playing audio of Moore’s interview with Hannity, in which he did not deny these allegations but claimed he had been able to” not generally” recollect having relationships with teenage girls.
” Not generally , no, but specifically, you betcha ,” Colbert mocked, before playing another of Moore’s refusals, where the former magistrate claimed he had never dated anybody without” the permission of her mom “.
” How did you merely make this creepier? Permission from her mother? She’s a 14 -year-old girl , not a field trip ,” Colbert responded.” You would think all of this would immediately disqualify him as a candidate, but according to one poll, Alabama evangelicals are more likely to support Roy Moore after sexual assault allegations .”
” Oh, OK, so Alabama evangelical is like Long Island iced tea ,” the host quipped.” It isn’t what it says it is and it makes me want to puke .”
” Things are seeming pretty bad for Roy Moore, but there’s still a chance he had been able to weather this cyclone ,” Colbert said,” as long as nothing else … and this afternoon a new Roy Moore accuser allegations he violently assaulted her when she was 16. And this latest accuser has proof that Moore knew exactly how old she was because he signed her yearbook .”
” That is stirring, but it could still play well with evangelicals because he didn’t say happy holidays ,” Colbert joked, referencing Moore’s” Merry Christmas” message in the victim’s yearbook.
Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah also discussed the allegations against Moore, which have led to several Republican politicians calling for his removal from the ballot.
” Just a few hours ago, another Alabama woman came forward saying that when she was 16, Roy Moore, who was the DA at the time, sexually assaulted her after offering her a journey home ,” Noah began.” Fortunately, as a devoted is part of the Christian right who’s been accused of horrible acts, he knows the one place person or persons can find forgiveness.
” You’ve got to go to a church, and then you take a right and go down two blocks to Sean Hannity’s house ,” the host joked.” You assure, Sean Hannity is a man who has a season ticket to the wrong side of history. And he brought Moore on to his radio reveal last Friday to give him a chance to defend himself .”
Noah then summarized Moore’s refusals in the interview:” I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone deny their route into a confession ,” he said.” But Republican politics can basically be divided into two eras: there’s BG and AG,’ before the grab’ and’ after the grab’.
” Because once they made sex crime seem like a partisan issue, it enabled all of their party members to use politics as a shield for their sex crimes ,” he explained.” For instance, look at Hollywood. Harvey Weinstein, out. Kevin Spacey, we loved your indicate, but out. Louis, goddamn it, out. But if you’re a Republican politician, then the real victim of your sexual assault is you. The real crooks are the fake news .”
Noah then demonstrated numerous defenses of Moore’s behavior on Fox News, which ranged from one guest comparing Moore’s predation to stealing a lawnmower to Ann Coulter questioning the timing of the Washington Post report.
” Yeah, the timing ,” Noah responded.” That’s a really good question. Why are these reporters always reporting ?”
Finally, Seth Meyers of NBC also took aim at Moore and his defenders
, and in particular his” chief political advocate, Steve Bannon “.
” Bannon slipped out of his fever swamp this weekend to claim that the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and which also broke the story of the infamous Access Hollywood story last year, is conspiring with Democrat to destroy Moore and Trump ,” Meyers said, demonstrating video of Bannon asking if the two tales were more than mere “coincidences”.
” Bannon and his cronies are so desperate to discredit their narratives because their tales are extremely believable ,” the host said, detailing the accounts of Alabama residents who say Moore used to frequent shopping center and school football games.” Not only are the accounts of Moore’s accusers credible and supported by more than 30 sources, the people who know Moore have since come forward to corroborate the fact that Moore liked to date teen girls .”
” If this guy was at the mall, it wasn’t to shop for clothes ,” the host quipped.” I don’t remember a little sheriff segment at Hot Topic .”