GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife pushed back on “fake news” allegations that she and her husband are anti-Semitic by noting they have a Jewish attorney.
“Fake news will tell you that we don’t care for Jews. I tell you all this because I’ve seen it also I just want to set the record straight while they’re here,” Kayla Moore said Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Midland City, Ala., waving at the media cameras. “One of our attorneys is a Jew!”
“We have very close friends that are Jewish and rabbis and we also fellowship with them,” she added.
Roy Moore, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, was accused of anti-Semitism after appearing to suggest Jewish liberal fundraiser George Soros would go to hell.
"He's still going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going," Moore said last week during a local radio interview. "And that's not a good place."
Kayla Moore also noted her husband supports the black community and they have “many friends that are black.”
“Fake news would also have you think that my husband doesn’t support the black community. Yet my husband appointed the very first black marshall to the Alabama Supreme Court,” she said.
“We have many friends that are black and we also fellowship with them in church and in our home,” she added.
The Washington Post reported sexual misconduct accusations against Moore last month. In that report, four women, accused Moore of pursuing sexual and romantic relations with them when they were between the ages of 14 and 18, while he was in his 30s. Other women have come forward with additional allegations since then.
Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations and has resisted pressure from top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to drop out of the race.
Moore, who was officially endorsed by President Trump earlier this month, is up against Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday in the Alabama special election to fill the remainder of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ U.S. Senate term.