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Roy Moore's lawyer tries freakish teen-dating defense with MSNBC host

Roy Moore's lawyer tries freakish teen-dating defense with MSNBC host

Roy Moore's attorney appeared on MSNBC's "Velshi & Ruhle" Wednesday morning to defend his client from allegations of child sexual assault, but ended up insulting one of the hosts while attempting to use cultural norms surrounding age of consent as a means to defend "Judge" Moore.

Trenton Garmon, the Alabama Republican's lawyer, made the remark about host Ali Velshi when asked about Moore's vague statements on the alleged relationships.

"Ali's from Canada", Ruhle pointed out.

"It's not a bad thing", Garmon said.

"Culturally speaking, obviously there's differences looked at", he said.

Moore told the Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday that he didn't "remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother".

"I understand that. And Ali's also spent time in other countries", Garmon countered.

"I feel sad for the people of Alabama", Ruhle continued, "who are trying so hard to get out from under a completely unfair stereotype, and then we're taken right back into, well, you people are from some different parts and we live a different way here".

"What does Ali's background have to do with dating a 14 year old?" He admitted that he would not give permission if his own daughter were 14 and being courted by a 32-year-old man, but he knows of "no better man" than Roy Moore.

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Ruhle continue to press Garmon on whether he personally thought it was okay if a 14-year-old would date a man in his 30s and if it was appropriate for a random man to sign her yearbook.

Velshi who was born in Kenya to parents of Indian descent and raised in Canada sat there looking on just as perplexed as Ruhle.

"That's a good question", Garmon replied.

"I don't know where you are going with the Trent", Velshi said. And I stand by the answer.

Moore has denied all the claims, insisting they are "fake news".

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's lawyer went on MSNBC to defend his client, but his freakish defense of Moore left the hosts with more questions than answers.

Five women have accused Moore of sexually harassing or assaulting them when they were teenagers.

On Monday, the fifth woman named Beverly Young Nelson, recounted her experience in a press conference.


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