Roy Moore has been accused of, among other things, initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year old girl when he was in his 30s—which is what makes it particularly nauseating that a far-right group decided to send a preteen girl named Millie to interview Moore just days before the Alabama special election.
Millie—something of a novelty celebrity in conservative circles—sat down with both campaign manager Rich Hobson and Moore himself, where she smiled along as she was told about the evils of abortion and asked tough questions like: “Are you gonna help build the wall?” The closest anyone came to referencing the many credible allegations against Moore was an offhanded reference to “everything that’s happened” in the race.
It’s clear that America First Project, the PAC founded by former Breitbart staffers who coordinated Millie’s interview with Moore, were trying to send a not-so-subtle “see, he’s DEFINITELY not a pedophile” message to viewers. It’s also clear that by putting a 12-year-old girl in a room with Moore, they’ve pretty much guaranteed that’s all anyone is going to think of.
Moore, meanwhile, has yet to take questions from actual adult reporters in weeks.