The Internet Explodes After Jake Tapper Smacks Down Roy Moore Spokesman In Stunning Interview
In a truly remarkable interview on Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper delivered a brilliant knockout punch against Roy Moore spokesman Ted Crockett, leaving him stunned into a lengthy and uncomfortable silence about whether lawmakers have to swear an oath on the Christian Bible.
Tapper asked Crockett about a range of issues, including accusations Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with numerous women.
But it was when Tapper asked about Moore’s assertion that Muslim member of Congress shouldn’t be allowed to serve that the conversation truly went off the rails.
“Because you have to swear on the Bible,” Crockett said. “I had to do it. I’m an elected official three terms. I had to swear on a Bible. You have to swear on a Bible to be an elected official in the United States of America. He alleges that a Muslim cannot do that ethically swearing on the Bible.”
“You don’t actually have to swear on a Christian Bible, you can swear on anything, really,” Tapper told Crockett. “I don’t know if you knew that. You can swear on a Jewish Bible.”
“The law is not that you have to swear on a Christian Bible,” he continued. “That is not the law. Did you know that?”
Crockett sat in stunned silence for several seconds before replying, “I know that Donald Trump did it when he, when we made him president.”
Watch the video, and the internet response below:
You can drive an 18 Wheeler through the stunned silence at the end https://t.co/hpHb11rmua
— Momin Qureshi (@Momin680NEWS) December 12, 2017
I've watched this twice now. First time, self-explanatory, second time to rewatch Jake Tapper's facial expressions. https://t.co/VtLFnsferK
— Kate Irby (@kateirby) December 12, 2017
Jake Tapper is the closest thing we have to a superhero. https://t.co/fZAIPRbejx
— Krister Johnson (@KristerJohnson) December 12, 2017
this is amazing – watch Roy Moore's spokesman go 😮😮😮 when he's told that you don't need to swear on a Christian bible https://t.co/5snJtPnRr1
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) December 12, 2017
Flabbergasting. Roy Moore spokesman arguing with Tapper about whether elected officials are legally required to take oath of office on a Bible. https://t.co/oWzNnGVt22
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) December 12, 2017
Tapper gives Roy Moore’s spokesman about 20 seconds to respond after he's rendered speechless by the news that you can be sworn into Congress on something other than a bible. Tapper then ends the hit. https://t.co/pB9liky0tJ
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) December 12, 2017
LMAOOOO. Tapper just harvested this moron's soul. 💀💀💀 https://t.co/aUjmhJJVaG
— Vasu Kulkarni (@Vasu) December 12, 2017
— Ryan Jespersen (@ryanjespersen) December 12, 2017