Women on Morning Joe call out Roy Moore's GOP defenders for choosing to "again, disbelieve the women"

Women on Morning Joe call out Roy Moore's GOP defenders for choosing to "again, disbelieve the women"

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From the November 10 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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NICOLLE WALLACE (HOST): Heidi Przybyla, how are we at a place where it's worse to have a Democrat than a pedophile in the U.S. Senate?

HEIDI PRZYBYLA: You know it would seem that, Nicolle, the evidence is in, and these lawmakers are still saying, "if true." So they have chosen, it appears, to, again, disbelieve the women. And as a matter of fact, it is too late most likely to get Roy Moore off the ballot. So the decision that seems to be being made, that we're seeing here in real time, both at the local party level and to a certain extent the national level, is to cast their lot with Roy Moore.

And just this morning, as a matter of fact, I saw Roy Moore actually fundraising off of this, casting himself as the victim of a vicious smear campaign. So, I think we have every indication here of what route is going to be taken, and that the party is going to give itself a lot of leeway here to just say this is a he said/she said, knowing that it is -- this is a critical, critical race. Why? Because right now there are only really two seats that Democrats could put in play, in Nevada and Arizona. If this goes to a Democrat, it could actually tip the balance of the Senate. So it seems they are going to be all-in with Roy Moore, at least at this point, unless Moore comes out. But right now it's easy to do that, because they can just disbelieve the women.

WALLACE: And let's not paint all the Republicans with such a broad brush. The National Review has an editorial out this morning saying Roy should drop out. I think that all those Republicans that we showed intended to come out and say the right thing, and intended to say the decent thing, but just in this climate, once a woman puts her name on the record in a story, it is true. That is where we are. So by saying -- I mean, these were named women in this story and they're the victims. Not Roy Moore or fake media.

Previously:

Hannity defends Roy Moore against WaPo report he molested a child: "It's he said, she [said]"

Sean Hannity chastises women who spoke out about Roy Moore: "Now we do have Ten Commandments, one of the commandments is thou shalt not bear false witness."

Fox's Gregg Jarrett: "I am suspicious" of allegations Roy Moore molested a 14 year-old "because of the source, The Washington Post"

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