The Washington Post reported that Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat, engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor in 1979 when she was 14 and he was 32. Politicians' responses have been varied — many called on Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations proved to be true. One man invoked the Bible and made the claim that Joseph and Mary had quite the age difference, even though there is no proof of this and according to the Bible, Jesus was immaculately conceived (a.k.a. there was no sexual activity, unlike in the instance of Roy Moore and that little girl).
To add crazy to the crazy pile, Ann Coulter ran to Moore's defense with what proved to be an ill-advised tweet comparing him to JFK. People really need to stop comparing Republican politicians to JFK. It never works out for them.
In the wake of the news that Roy Moore had a sexual relationship with a minor, Ann Coulter tweeted, "Hey Dems! JFK had an extra marital affair with 19-year old Mimi Alford when he was 45 years old."
Hey Dems! JFK had an extra marital affair with 19-year old Mimi Alford when he was 45 years old. https://t.co/E5l3ncflDG— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1510544139.0
Fortunately, the Internet wasn't going to let Coulter get away with her nonsense, and they immediately clapped back.
@AnnCoulter @people So she wasn't a minor? Okay thanks Ann.— Paul Farrell (@Paul Farrell)1510544210.0
Others responded to Coulter's tweet with this little tidbit of common sense:You can criticize JFK all you want — he is dead and not currently running for a seat in the Senate. Roy Moore, on the other hand, this creepster is trying to get elected to a seat in the Senate in 2017. The man who preyed on a 14-year-old when he was much older would, if elected, represent the interests of real live 14-year-olds throughout the state of Alabama, and call us crazy, but we have some doubts that he would actually be able to do that respectfully.
Comedian Dana Goldberg, unfortunately, felt that she had to reiterate the obvious to Coulter.
@AnnCoulter Roy Moore molested a 14 year old, you waste of space.There’s a huge difference between that and an affa… https://t.co/13WxeBjctv— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1510551286.0
One more time for the people in the back:
@AnnCoulter 1. She was a legal adult, not a child. 2. JFK has been dead over 50 years. 3. Your current President… https://t.co/uRDq0Gc8T7— Travis Miller (@Travis Miller)1510544449.0