CNN’s Alisyn Camerota tried to badger Col. Lee Busby, who is running as an Independent write-in candidate for the Alabama Senate seat, into making a judgment on the sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore.
Busby refused to engage in a conversation about the allegations, and instead steered the conversation back to his own reasons for running for Senate.
“How much did the accusations against Roy Moore … play into your decision [to run]?” Camerota asked.
“Not at all, not interested in it, wasn’t gonna vote for him before that,” Busby asserted. “My decision to run was not driven by that.”
Camerota continued to press Busby, and he explained that he has no way of knowing whether or not the accusations are true and had no interest in trying to get involved in that narrative.
“Look, I hear you — it’s unpleasant,” Camerota said. “But, how can you steer clear of it? I mean, this has become the issue of this race.”
“It’s not the issue for me, though, and it wasn’t,” Busby said firmly. “The issue for me is … that I don’t feel that either Roy Moore on the right or Doug Jones on the left represent the views of this huge swath of centrist Alabama voters.”