Roy Moore’s spokesman Ted Crockett is dumbfounded when he finds out that lawmakers don’t have to swear on a Christian Bible.
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s spokesman Ted Crockett made an appearance on CNN earlier today. It did not go well.
Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Crockett first admitted that Moore “probably” still believes that homosexual conduct should be illegal. When asked, Crockett told host Jake Tapper:
It’s just a sin, OK? That’s what it is. It’s what my Bible tells me — the Old Testament and the New Testament. That’s what this is about.
You people want to take the whole 2,000 or 3,000 years of our history and you all just want to throw it out the window, as if you’re just going to make your own rules, your own man-made rules, and do whatever you want.
As if demanding criminal penalties for being gay wasn’t enough, the interview only got worse.
Tapper then asked Crockett why Moore claims a that a Muslim should not be allowed to serve in Congress. Crockett tried to explain, saying:
Because you have to swear on the Bible. I had to do it. I’m an elected official three terms. I had to swear on a Bible. You have to swear on a Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America. He alleges that a Muslim cannot do that ethically swearing on the Bible.
A bemused Tapper gently reminded Crockett that this is America, and that you don’t have to swear on a Christian Bible to serve as an elected official. Tapper told Crockett:
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.
The law is not that you have to swear on a Christian Bible. That is not the law.
What followed was a very long, painful silence.
A stunned Crockett sat in silence for several seconds before Tapper asked:
Did you know that?
Apparently he did not.
And so it goes.
John Quincy Adams took the oath of office with his hand not on a Bible but on a book of constitutional law. pic.twitter.com/YKN5aFkAOx
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 12, 2017