In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Roy Moore’s spokesman attempted to defend the Republican candidate’s past comments claiming that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress because they cannot be sworn in on a Christian Bible.
Jake Tapper makes quick work of Crockett, informing him that “you don’t actually have to swear on a Christian Bible.”
“You can swear on anything really. I don’t know if you knew that. You can swear on a Jewish Bible,” Tapper added.
“Oh, no. I swore on the Bible,” Crockett said. “I’ve done it three times, Jake.”
“I’m sure you have. I’m sure you’ve picked a Bible,” Tapper responded. “But the law is not that you have to swear on a Christian Bible. That is not the law.”
Crockett, for his part, stared speechless at the news.
Roy Moore campaign spokesman responds with silence when asked if he knew people can be sworn in with a text other than the Christian bible http://pic.twitter.com/B65qIKBjlI
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 12, 2017
Tapper, adding insult to injury, then took to Twitter to drop yet more knowledge on the disturbingly ignorant Moore campaign.
John Quincy Adams took the oath of office with his hand not on a Bible but on a book of constitutional law. http://pic.twitter.com/YKN5aFkAOx
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 12, 2017
In an ironic twist, Moore, who considers himself a deeply conservative evangelical Christian, has been accused of pedophilia and child molestation.
Last month, The Washington Post published a bombshell report in which four women – a number that has since grown precipitously – stepped forward to accuse Roy Moore, at the time a District Attorney in his 30s, of engaging in sexual behavior while they were between the ages of 14- and 18-years-old. The story was corroborated by over 30 sources.
If Alabama Republicans truly wanted to turn the U.S. Senate race into a referendum on Christian values, perhaps they should’ve chosen a candidate who actually embodies them.
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