Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon equated the accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in a Washington Post report to the “Access Hollywood” tape that was released during the 2016 campaign, featuring President Trump years ago making lewd comments about women.
"The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump, is the same Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped the dime this afternoon on Judge Roy Moore,” Bannon said during a Thursday evening speech in New Hampshire. “Now is that a coincidence? That's what I mean when I say 'opposition party,' right? It's purely part of the apparatus of the Democratic Party. They don't make any bones about it. By the way, I don't mind it. I'll call them out everyday."
He also said the media is "not a free and fair media anymore."
GOP strategist Steve Bannon compared accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to the release of Pres. Trump's infamous "Access Hollywood" video during the 2016 election. https://t.co/ds7AyuCx1k pic.twitter.com/ccmoyS6EWg— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 10, 2017
Four women told the Washington Post on the record about their alleged interactions with Moore in a piece published earlier in the day Thursday. They said the former judge took them on dates and brought them back to his home, despite the fact he was nearly twice their age and they were between the ages of 14 and 18.
Leigh Corfman said Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old at Moore’s home. She said she did not have intercourse with Moore and requested to be taken home.
Moore, who won Alabama’s GOP primary in September, denied the accusations.
"These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign," he told the Washington Post in a statement.
Bannon, who last month at the Values Voters Summit declared a "season of war" against the "GOP establishment" in 2018, supported Moore during the Alabama special election. Moore’s opponent, Sen. Luther Strange, was backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and President Trump.