Conservative host enrages the public by defending right-wing billionaire arrested in human trafficking scandal


CNN and conservative host Michael Smerconish are both under fire after the latter came to the defense of right-wing billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Sunday.

Kraft faces solicitation charges in Florida after being arrested during a prostitution and human trafficking sting earlier this week.

According to TCPalm:

Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa tied to an international human trafficking ring, police said Friday.

The NFL owner was charged with paying for sexual services at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.

The spa was among 10 shut down in the Orlando area, Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast after a several-month investigation revealed women there were in “sexual servitude,” according to arrest records.

On Saturday, Smerconish jumped to Kraft’s defense by claiming that he doesn’t deserve to be shamed after the New York Daily News put Kraft’s picture on the cover and called him an “American sleaze.”

Smerconish also called Kraft’s arrest a “waste” of police resources as if old white rich men should be let off the hook for committing crimes.

Yes, Kraft does deserve to be shamed. He also deserves to be punished under the law. And this comes from a Patriots fan. For 18 years, Kraft has demanded the highest moral and professional standards from the team he owns. It’s been a matter of personal pride for him over the years. He should be held to the same standard. Kraft does deserve sympathy for the death of his wife in 2011, but he has since moved on and is involved with a woman 39 years younger than himself. In fact, he didn’t wait very long after his wife died to get involved with actress Ricki Noel Lander, whom he began seeing in 2012.

So, it’s not like he didn’t have options. If he wasn’t happy with his relationship he could have broken things off and pursued another woman. He didn’t have to ruin his reputation by soliciting sex in a Florida spa connected to human trafficking and sex slavery.

Yet, that’s exactly what Kraft did, and Twitter users bashed Smerconish for daring to defend him.

By defending Kraft, Smerconish is as much of a sleaze as Kraft is and he should apologize for it.

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