By Breanna Marcos
Neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer is the latest right-wing news outlet to come out in support of embattled Alabama senatorial candidate Judge Roy Moore.
Moore’s campaign was rocked when several underage women came forward with sexual assault allegations. But Andrew Anglin, founder of the Daily Stormer, didn’t seem to have a problem with it.
“What’s the issue here?” said Anglin in an editorial. “At least they were female and white.”
Several other conservatives have also covered for Moore.
Joe Pollak, an editor with Breitbart, tried to imply Moore’s relationships with teenage girls were normal. (The age of consent is 16 in Alabama, but one victim was 14.)
“The 16-year old and the 18-year old have no business in that story, because those are women of legal age of consent at the time,” said Pollak in an interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones also downplayed Moore’s actions.
“Roy Moore told girls they were purty. Whoo. He didn’t try to take them out, he didn’t try to have sex with them, but you know what he told them they were purty,” said Jones.
But the worst excuse came from an Alabama politician who compared Moore’s liaisons with biblical relationships.
“Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter,” said Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler.
“There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here,” said Ziegler in an Washington Examiner interview. “Maybe just a little bit unusual.”
However, former Evangelical Christian Frank Schaeffer wasn’t having it. He offered blistering criticism on “AM Joy.”
“Think about the Republican Party now? Throw some words out that are associated with them: mass shootings, Milo, Trump, Moore, Bannon, rape, child molesting, neo-Nazis, white supremacy. What the hell is going on with the Republican Party?” said Schaeffer.