April Ryan: Bannon Republicans Don't Like Women, Minorities; Roy Moore A Racist

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On CNN, following Doug Jones victory in Alabama, a panel discussed the Steve Bannon wing of the Republican party, the affect it had on the race, and his future presence in GOP politics. AURN White House correspondent April Ryan commented on the "alt-right" Bannon wing that supported the vanquished Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

"It is about us versus them, the other. They don't like women, they don't like minorities. It's a xenophobic, that piece that's part of the party," Ryan said.

She also called Moore racist and homophobic.





"The Bannon wing of the Republican party is very upset tonight," Bloomberg's Joshua Green said. "I just had a Bannon ally text and say there will now be an even more vicious war inside the Republican party... Republicans are going to blame Mitch McConnell and Cory Gardner, the Bannon wing of the Republican party."

"No they're not," Ryan said.

"Let me say something about Bannon," Ryan said. "I talked to the NAACP tonight and what they call the alt-right, they call it white supremacy. So it's not about the issues of abortion. It's not about same-sex marriage. It is about us versus them, the other. They don't like women, they don't like minorities. It's a xenophobic, that piece that's part of the party."

"Can I just point out the absurdity of what Steve Bannon is saying?" CNN's Matt Lewis interrupted. "Steve Bannon and Donald Trump endorsed a candidate who is a very bad candidate."

"But why?" Ryan jumped in to ask. "Explain why."

"And that candidate loses and now it's Mitch McConnell's fault? Wait a second," he said.

"Let's talk about the issue, why he's a bad candidate," Ryan said of Roy Moore.

Host Don Lemon jumped in to have it sink in for the panelists that a Democrat won in the reddest of red states before turning to commercial break, however, Ryan was not finished.

"Let's just really think about this," Lemon said. "The reddest of the red state, Alabama, that I've lived in, the reddest of the red state. Steve Bannon, the president of the United States and the RNC got behind a candidate who was so bad that he lost to a candidate in Alabama. That's the reality."

"Alleged pedophile. Racist. Homophobic," Ryan said of the defeated Moore.

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