Roy Moore defender compares molesting a 14-year-old to stealing a lawnmower

You’d be hard pressed to find a Roy Moore defender who doesn’t make one’s blood curdle like expired milk, but supposed political reporter Brandon Moseley brought the conversation surrounding Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged child molestation to new lows. During a Monday afternoon appearance on CNN, the Alabama Political Reporter contributor defended Moore, who is accused of making inappropriate sexual advances towards teens as young as 14, by equating his alleged crimes to something as innocuous as lawnmower theft.

Moseley took the scenic route in his argument with Brooke Baldwin and accused President Obama of doing blow before finally arriving at his outrageous petty theft analogy.

“If you go back and you don’t elect anyone who has ever done anything wrong,” Moseley argued, “we wouldn’t have had Barack Obama — I think he did cocaine. Bill Clinton supposedly smoked marijuana.”

Right, because doing drugs in college is definitely the same thing as grooming a middle school girl you meet outside of a custody hearing.

When Baldwin reminded Moseley that he was accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl to touch his erect penis, the columnist dropped his finishing move by equating the crime as a misdemeanor on par with power tool theft.

“If, you know, Roy Moore has stolen a lawnmower when he was 21 that’s bad,” Moseley said. “But that’s not a reason 50 years later to all of a sudden, you know, throw him off the ballot.”

Baldwin wasn’t having it.

[screenshot: CNN]