Breitbart editor-in-chief: We had to defend Roy Moore from child molestation accusations to protect Trump from his accusers

Breitbart editor-in-chief: We had to defend Roy Moore from child molestation accusations to protect Trump from his accusers

Alex Marlow: Moore "was a terrible candidate," but Breitbart had "no option"

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From the December 15 edition of SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily:

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ALEX MARLOW (HOST): In hindsight guys, look, it's a -- there was no option at Breitbart -- and I will try to articulate this over and over. There was no option to throw Judge [Roy] Moore under the bus. If you set the standard that Roy Moore, who was accused of abusing five women, three of whom -- or six women, three of whom were not actually accusing him of doing anything illegal, two of whom either had a massive conflict of interest or were entirely uncredible for putting out a forged yearbook, that left one accuser and it was a he said, she said. If you make that the standard, the left is going to use it to take out President Trump. There was never any reason to cave unless you have a -- unless you would like President Trump to get removed from office, and if not even removed from office, at least have massive distractions from his agenda so that we never accomplish anything for the remainder of the president's term. And much of the Republican Party wants that. Much of the Republican Party does not see that as a negative. 

When you've got a race when you've got a horrible candidate. Let's not -- you guys are being too polite about Roy Moore, he was a terrible candidate. His message did not resonate, he had all the baggage, he had the scandal. When he'd run for statewide office he'd only won in very tight races or relatively tight, considering he's the Republican. Roy Moore was not a good candidate at all. 

Previously

Breitbart’s Joel Pollak argues Roy Moore’s reported sexual relationships with teenagers were “perfectly legitimate”

Roy Moore's email fundraising has heavily relied on Breitbart.com

Breitbart editor-in-chief: Reports that Roy Moore molested a teenage girl are "a politically coordinated attack"

Breitbart runs defense after women say Roy Moore made sexual advances while they were teenagers

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Elections, Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault
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Sirius XM
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Alex Marlow, Roy Moore, Donald Trump
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