Roy Moore's lawyer makes offensive racial comment about MSNBC's Ali Velshi

Henrietta Brewer
November 16, 2017

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's attorney defended his client's admission that he always asked for permission from the mothers of girls he meant to date, citing the customs of unspecified foreign countries in a rambling statement on MSNBC Live Wednesday.

After Garmon left, the anchors brought up the lawyer's statement about Velshi's background again.

"Ali's from Canada", Ruhle interjected.

"It's not a bad thing", Garmon said. "Culturally speaking, and obviously there is differences, I looked up Ali's background there and wow that is awesome that you have got such a diverse background", Garmon replied.

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Last week, Moore had told Fox host Sean Hannity in his defense, "I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother".

"So have I", Ruhle said.

Then we had the Moore-supporting journalist who compared sexual touching of a 14-year old to stealing a lawnmower.

He said that Moore never approached a minor without first asking permission from a parent. "And I think in her statement she said that her mother actually encouraged her to go out with me", Moore responded.

Ruhle cut him off before he could finish his next sentence.

After the interview concluded, Velshi and Ruhle reacted on screen to Garmon's inappropriate and unusual line of questioning.

Velshi was born in Kenya and raised in Toronto.

Garmon spent much of his MSNBC interview defending his own credentials as a lawyer and reinforcing debunked reports about reporters paying for dirt on Moore, but he offered no new information to substantiate Moore's claims that the accusations against him are false.

"To answer your question, [Moore] said 'No, ' comma", he continued.

Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting several underage women.

"What does Ali's background have to do with dating a 14-year-old?" she asked. "His process would be, before he dated anybody, whether they were 25, 35, or whether he doesn't know their age, he would ask the mother's permission, so there is no inconsistency in that".

Moore's fifth accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, said that Moore tried to rape her outside a restaurant when she was just 16 years old.

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