Well this is awkward. This morning Kellyanne Conway went on Fox and Friends and told the voters of Alabama not to vote for Doug Jones, who is running against Roy Moore.
Start watching at 2:45:
This has taken the country by surprise as it sounds like she’s telling people to vote for Roy Moore:
Conway was interviewed by Fox News on Monday morning, and was discussing tax reform when she began hammering Doug Jones, the Democrat in the Alabama Senate race.
“Doug Jones in Alabama, folks, don’t be fooled. He will be a vote against tax cuts. He is weak on crime. Weak on borders. He is strong on raising your taxes. He is terrible for property owners.”
The “Fox & Friends” hosts seemed surprised by Conway’s remarks, and host Brian Kilmeade cut in, “So vote Roy Moore?”
“I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through. And the media — if the media were really concerned about all of these allegations, and if that’s what this is truly about, and the Democrats — Al Franken would be on the ash heap of bygone half funny comedians,” Conway said, referencing allegations made against the Minnesota senator.
Wow. That sounds like to me Kellyanne is going around her elbow to tell voters to support Roy Moore.
Kilmeade then noted that “the RNC has withdrawn support for Roy Moore, Mitch McConnell has withdrawn support, so have the Young Republicans, withdrawn support.”
“And a lot of women,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt added.
But Conway was undeterred. “Right. And you know what? I just want everybody to know, Doug Jones, nobody ever says his name, and pretends he is some kind of conservative Democrat in Alabama. And he’s not.”
So Kellyanne Conway’s indirect message then is to vote for Roy Moore. Seems pretty clear to me.
You can bet this will be asked about in the WH press briefing if they have one this week.