On Wednesday, Townhall’s Guy Benson, and Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas had a rather interesting exchange on “Outnumbered Overtime” on Fox News.
During a debate regarding the moral questions that have arisen in the Alabama Senate race, Petkanas repeatedly thrashed Roy Moore, calling him a “pedophile,” and “someone who wants to rape 8th-graders.”
As the conversation unfurled, and both sides noted that the women accusing Roy Moore appear credible, Benson posed a simple question to Petkanas, and the Democratic strategist refused to answer.
Here’s the exchange:
BENSON: I have made very clear that I am not a Moore supporter; I was not a supporter of his before all of this came out — to make that clear. … I think he was unacceptable to me as a Republican voter if I lived in Alabama – which I don’t – and it’s up to the people of Alabama. But there are some very serious charges against Roy Moore; I find these women [credible]. …
I understand why you’d be on a high horse, morally, about this because sometimes there are very bright distinctions when it comes to politics. But I would challenge you — maybe not directly, but a lot of Democrats — if Bill Clinton were up for election again — let’s say he ran for president and were the nominee in 2020. He was credibly accused of forcible rape. Would they vote for him over a Ted Cruz? I think history shows the answer is “yes.”
PETKANAS: Look, I was 15 years old when Bill Clinton left office. That’s the age when Roy Moore goes after most of his girls —
BENSON: That’s a fair shot.
PETKANAS: So I can’t speak to that, however I —
BENSON: Would you vote for Bill Clinton if he ran again?
PETKANAS: I think that all of these women need to be believed, and that we need to hold everybody accountable — whether it’s Al Franken or or whether it’s John Conyers, or whether it’s Bill Clinton, or whether it’s Donald Trump.
BENSON: So you wouldn’t vote for Bill Clinton for president against Ted Cruz?
PETKANAS: Would you vote for Donald Trump?
BENSON: I didn’t. Your question. Back to you.
PETKANAS: Yeah, I was 15 years old . . .
BENSON: That’s a dodge . . .
PETKANAS: I mean, look, I think that . . . all women need to be believed, and —
BENSON: Like Juanita Broaddrick.
PETKANAS: I think women need to be believed.
(First reported by The Daily Wire) http://www.dailywire.com/news/23916/watch-dem-strategist-cannot-answer-simple-question-frank-camp (November 23, 2017)
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