'Leave My Child Out of This': CNN Anchor Not Amused When Spokeswoman Uses Her Pregnancy to Defend Moore

Posted: Dec 05, 2017 9:20 AM

Roy Moore spokeswoman Jane Porter engaged in a shouting match with CNN anchor Poppy Harlow Tuesday morning over the sexual allegations against the Republican Alabama Senate candidate. Eight women have now come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. He denies any wrongdoing.

The strangest exchanges in Tuesday's interview came when Porter kept mentioning Harlow’s pregnancy. During her introduction, Porter thanked Harlow for inviting her on the show, before congratulating her on her unborn child and noting that Moore is in the Alabama Senate race to protect children like hers. His Democratic opponent Doug Jones, on the other hand, has a radical abortion agenda.

“He’ll stand for the rights of babies like yours in the womb,” Porter told Harlow. “His opponent supports killing them until the moment of birth.”

Harlow shrugged off the remarks, but Porter brought her pregnancy up again later in the discussion, noting that Moore is promoting Second Amendment policies that would allow women like Harlow to protect their unborn children.

“Let’s leave my child out of this,” Harlow finally said.

Porter yielded, agreeing “it’s really the children of Alabama.”

In the midst of their discussing Harlow's unborn child, the two also went back and forth about the allegations against Moore. 

"Do you believe any of these eight women?" Harlow asked Porter.

Porter did not answer directly, but kept pointing out that a few specific reports had been exposed as falsehoods, such as the "yearbook fraud" and the woman who had pled guilty to felony fraud.

"They’re trying to steal this election by deception," Porter said of the accusers.

Harlow kept pressing for a "yes" or "no," but Porter insisted Harlow's premise was wrong.

“There’s a reason people call you fake news," she said.

After weeks of consideration, President Trump endorsed Moore this week, and the Republican National Committee is once again committing resources to his campaign.