Moore attorney invokes MSNBC host's 'background' to explain Moore's dating 'process'

Ebony Scott
November 16, 2017

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's attorney defended his client's admission that he always asked for permission from the mothers of girls he meant to date, citing the customs of unspecified foreign countries in a rambling statement on MSNBC Live Wednesday.

Garmon started to respond that in other countries there are arrangements before Ruhle interrupted again.

"Ali's also spent time in other countries", Garmon responding, pressing his unusual point.

"I understand that", Garmon said. "Culturally speaking, obviously there's differences", Garmon said.

During an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on his radio show on Monday, Moore said: 'I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother'.

"I understand that. And Ali's also spent time in other countries", Garmon said.

Velshi dryly said, "There's nothing cultural about my background that helped me to understand what that conversation was about".

"What does Ali Velshi's background have to do with dating children, 14-year-old girls?"

Though born in Kenya, he is of Indian descent.

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"That's a good question", Garmon replied.

Velshi: I don't know where you're going with this, Trenton.

Ruhle cut him off before he could finish his next sentence.

Instead of zeroing in on the Washington Post or the New Yorker, Moore's new attorney, Trenton Garmon, sent a typo-ridden, incomprehensible letter to the publisher of, accusing the website of "defamation, libel, slander, fraud, malice, suppression, wantonness, conspiracy, and negligence".

Five women have accused Moore of sexually harassing or assaulting them when they were teenagers.

Moore's fifth accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, said that Moore tried to rape her outside a restaurant when she was just 16 years old.

Garmon continued to fumble his responses, leading Ruhle to another line of questioning.

Garmon added he didn't think it's appropriate for a man in his 30s to date someone who is 14 - let alone sign her yearbook. And then he went on to say his process would be - before he'd date anybody, whether they are 25, 35 or whether he doesn't know their age - he would ask the mother's permission.

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