On Monday, Kayla Moore, Senate-hopeful Roy Moore’s wife, stated that her husband couldn’t be anti-Semitic, since “one of our attorneys is a Jew,” just a week after Roy said that Jewish Democrat-backing donor George Soros “is going to the same place people who don’t recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going. And that’s not a good place.”
Kayla made the comment during a campaign rally on Monday night, according to a report by CNN.
“Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. And I tell you all this because I’ve seen it and I just want to set the record straight while they’re here,” said Kayla. “One of our attorneys is a Jew. We have very close friends that are Jewish and rabbis, and we also fellowship with them.”
She also provided additional examples that were intended to demonstrate her husband’s support of other groups that have appeared to have been targeted in some of his previous statements and writings, particularly the African American community after Roy’s remarks about the US being “great” during the time of slavery.
“Fake news would also have you think that my husband doesn’t support the black community,” she continued. “Yet my husband appointed the very first black marshal to the Alabama Supreme Court, Mr. Willie James.
“When he first took office as the chief justice many years ago, he brought with him three people from Etowah County,” she added. “Two were black, and one of them is here tonight.”
The Alabama Senate race remains tight as the closing of the polls draws near, even after Roy, the Republican candidate, became embroiled in a controversy regarding accusations of sexual harassment and assault.
Experts anticipate the outcome of the election will be hard to predict before Election Day is complete, as various polls are offering conflicting statistics regarding whether Roy or his opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, is leading.
A survey by Fox News showed Jones holding a double-digit lead while another from Emerson College showed Roy leading by nine points. A third poll, conducted by Monmouth College, resulted in a tie.
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