In Arthur Conan Doyle’s books, we are introduced not only to Sherlock Holmes but to his even smarter brother, Mycroft. For those who thought Janet Porter was the dumbest spokesperson for Roy Moore, I give you the even dumber alternative, Ted Crockett. He did an interview with Jake Tapper that was an absolute train wreck.
The lowlight of the interview arrived when Jake Tapper pressed Crockett on whether Moore still believed homosexuality should be illegal, which he did in 2005.
After some dissembling, Tapper asked again, and Crockett landed on his ultimate answer: “Probably.” Good to know!
Tapper then segued to one of Moore’s other most outrageous claims: that a Muslim should not be allowed to serve in Congress. He asked Crockett why Moore believed such a thing.“Because you have to swear on the Bible,” Crockett said. “You have to swear on a Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America.”
“You don’t actually have to swear on a Christian Bible,” Tapper retorted. “You can swear on anything.”
Crockett disagreed with that true assessment, but Tapper repeated, “The law is not that you have to swear on a Christian bible. That is not the law.”
And Crockett was left speechless. I mean slack-jawed, deer-in-the-headlights, get that man some smelling salts, dead silence. Doing his part to break the stereotypes people have of Alabama residents, ladies and gentlemen.
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 pic.twitter.com/B65qIKBjlI
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 12, 2017