CNN's Chris Cuomo shuts down Kellyanne Conway's defense of Roy Moore: 'It seems like you have no standard of morality'

Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Conway.
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Another day, another New Day showdown between CNN's Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Conway. The two have known each other for years, but Cuomo has no problem being brutally blunt with his guest, as he demonstrated Wednesday in a debate about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

The debate began as Conway chided Cuomo for treating Moore — who is accused of assaulting and pursuing girls as young as 14 — differently than Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who is accused of groping and forcibly kissing at least seven women. Cuomo responded by saying Franken took a "stupid photo" but Moore faces "accusations of sexual assault."

"If [Moore's Democratic opponent] Doug Jones had these accusations on him you wouldn't talk about anything else," Cuomo added. "You would have his name tattooed on your hand with the names of the woman on the other and hold them up."

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Conway argued that Jones is nevertheless "out of step for Alabama voters," and that he would be a reliable vote on tax hikes and impede the fight against the Islamic State. Cuomo interrupted: "But it seems like that you have no standard of morality. That it's all political pragmatism." When Conway got offended, Cuomo clarified: "Not you, I mean the president's position." But he didn't back down on his point. Watch below. Jeva Lange

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