CNN anchor Chris Cuomo duked it out with White House Counsellor Kellyanne Conway in a lengthy and combative interview on “New Day” on Wednesday.
Despite beginning cordially, it quickly got heated, as Conway and Cuomo shouted over each other. Things were at their nastiest on the subject of Roy Moore. Trump officially offered his endorsement to Moore earlier this week, despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct — including fondling a 14-year-old girl.
“It seems like that you have no standard of morality. That it’s all political pragmatism,” said Cuomo, who marveled at Trump’s decision to throw his weight behind Moore this week.
Conway — of course — rejected that assertion and pivoted to Al Franken, saying Democrats not calling for his resignation reflect the same political pragmatism which Cuomo was calling out in Donald Trump.
“I will not let you say that,” said Conway. “Just like Kirsten Gillibrand and other Democratic senators who are saying ‘well I’m not sure yet [about Al Franken]’ they want a reliable Democrat to have that Senate seat in Minnesota but you don’t call them out on that.”
Moore was on his way to an easy victory in the the special Alabama senate race next week until the Washington Post published numerous and damning allegations of sexual misconduct against him last month. Since those revelations, more women have come forward to allege misconduct. The race with Democrat Doug Jones has now moved into a dead heat.