CNN’s Jake Tapper Asks Republican: Would You Vote For A ‘Child Molester’?

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CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Alabama Republican party chair Marty Connors whether or not he would vote for a “child molester” Friday.


On “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” the host asked, “Did you believe the accusers of Bill Clinton when they came out during the Clinton years? Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick and Gennifer Flowers and the others? Kathleen Willey, did you believe them?”

“Ah, I’m not sure about them. I do believe the blue dress,” Connors answered.

Tapper said, “I guess, here’s a question for you, if it came down, in an election between a Republican who had been proven a child molester or a Democrat, would you vote for the Democrat?”

Connors answered, “I would vote against the child molester if proven.”

Tapper asked, “And does it need to be proven in a court of law for you? Is that the standard?”

Connors said, “Well, I mean, what are we dealing with here? Facts? Or are we peddling gossip? And at this point, I think we’re peddling gossip.”

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