Hannity defends Roy Moore against Wash. Post report he molested a child: "It's he said, she [said]"
Hannity floats conspiracy theories: "The establishment -- they hate Roy Moore." There's politics in all of this." "There are false allegations made."
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From the November 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): John McCain has now just called for Roy Moore to withdraw, whether or not the allegations are true.
OK, so now you've got the swamp, you've got the sewer, you've got the establishment -- they hate Roy Moore. Roy Moore, to them, is another Ted Cruz, another Mike Lee, somebody they can't control. Rand Paul, they can't control those guys. The last thing they need is another one of them that actually believes in the promises they make, et cetera.
You know, it is funny too, because Democrats never called on Bill Clinton to step down after he was -- after all the stuff that happened with him. Never, not one time. So, there's politics in all of this. Then you have false allegations that are made, and you know -- how do you determine? It's "He said, she" -- what? You're looking at me puzzled. Why are you looking at me with that look? What?
LYNDA MCLAUGHLIN: No, I'm just -- I'm listening to you and I think it's a very, very dark and sad place that we've come to, because allegations are being waged and in the court of public opinion, people are guilty until they're proven innocent, and it's very, very sad. And I think it's very sad for victims because there are real victims out there that want to tell the truth, and maybe they're afraid to do it, and then there are people who use the word "victim" as leverage and a way to get things. And I think it's a really a scary time.
HANNITY: There are false allegations made. I can tell you another thing that is a common practice. People make a allegation at, for example, big corporations. Big corporations, they make a business decision, "All right, if I pay $200,000, this goes away. OK, you're out of here, we're done with you, it's all over," even though they don't believe it happened.
But then they're going to have somebody that comes in and says, "This is going to be the cost of litigating this," and the person -- the other -- the accuser's attorney is going to work pro bono, and that means "for free," and they're going to see this to the ends of the earth unless they can get out, and blah blah blah blah. That happens too, and other people just do -- do some people do it for political reasons?
How do you possibly tell, know the truth, except -- OK, so the two other girls were older in this case. He was apparently, like, 32, and he dated -- one girl was 18, one girl was 17. They never said he did -- there was no sexual -- there was kissing involved, and then they're saying this one encounter with a 14-year-old --
MCLAUGHLIN: And it was consensual --
HANNITY: And consensual, that's true. And there's -- I just -- I don't know how you find out the truth.
The Washington Post: Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32