Doublespeak: Conway Plugs Roy Moore While Denouncing Molestation

Conway suggested passing tax reform is more important than Moore's alleged behavior, a shift from her previous comments.

Monday morning on Fox & Friends, White House aide Kellyanne Conway made the case that failing to elect embattled GOP candidate Roy Moore to the Senate would result in a failure to pass tax reform, pivoting from comments she made Thursday saying that "no senate seat is worth more than a child."

According to the Hill,

“Doug Jones in Alabama, folks, don’t be fooled. He will be a vote against tax cuts. He is weak on crime, weak on borders. He is strong on raising your taxes. He is terrible for property owners," Conway said on "Fox & Friends."

Asked by host Brian Kilmeade if people should vote for Moore, Conway responded:

“I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” Conway said, calling Jones a “doctrinaire liberal.”

Conway's previous remarks on the show struck an entirely different tone.

“Whatever the facts end up being, the premise, of course, the principle, the incontrovertible principle, is that there is no Senate seat worth more than a child,” Conway told host Kilmeade. “And we all want to put that forward.”

TL;DR

This is called having it both ways: Conway bashes Moore's opponent (in a 2-person race) and then attempts to distance herself from the moral opprobrium of supporting Moore.

  1. “I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” Conway said, calling Jones a “doctrinaire liberal.”

2.“ Whatever the facts end up being, the premise, of course, the principle, the incontrovertible principle, is that there is no Senate seat worth more than a child.”

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