MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” offered a closing argument against Roy Moore on Monday when longtime show regular Eddie Glaude Jr. called the Alabama Senate candidate a “bigot” and a pedophile.”
“I grew up in Moss Point, Mississippi, we’ve seen this kind of American madness before. We know what this is. We know exactly what it is. We know exactly who Roy Moore is. We’ve seen it. That person has been a part of my landscape since I was a young man,” said Glaude.
“He’s a bigot and he’s a bigot who’s running for U.S. Senate and he’s a pedophile,” Glaude added.
For those who may have been living under a rock for the last month, Moore is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct including from a woman who says he molested her in the 1970s when she was just 14.
The charges, first reported by the Washington Post, turned what would have been an easy race against Democrat Doug Jones into a nail-biter. Tuesday is election day.
“Morning Joe” also made hay of other Jones statements in recent weeks, including his assertion that America was better during the period that included slavery and that all amendments after the tenth should be done away with.
“The only thing that I’ve been grappling with this weekend is how this guy wins,” said Scarborough with solemnity. “If he does win, then everything I’ve been telling myself for the past 54 years about a new south that has moved forward, that has moved on, may actually not be the case.”