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- The wife of the embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore responded to claims of anti-Semitism during an election-eve rally on Monday night.
- Kayla Moore insisted that neither she nor her husband were against Jews, using the fact one of the couple’s lawyers was Jewish as evidence.
- The special election for the open Senate seat in Alabama is set for Tuesday after garnering international attention because of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore.
Kayla Moore, the wife of the embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, responded to allegations of anti-Semitism during a final campaign rally on Monday night.
“Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. One of our attorneys is a Jew,” the candidate’s wife said. Also addressing her husband’s wistful remarks about the era of slavery in the US, Moore said, “We have many friends who are black.”
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Kayla Moore, wife of RoyMoore: â¬SFake news would tell you that we donâ¬”t care for Jews.One of our attorneys is a Jew.â¬
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 12, 2017
Allies of President Donald Trump turned out Monday night in support of Roy Moore, the Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, as voters prepared to head to the polls Tuesday in a race that has garnered international attention.
The “Drain the Swamp” rally featured remarks from Trump’s former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and David Clarke, the former sheriff of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County who was a prominent, yet controversial, fixture during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The event was both a morale-building exercise for Moore’s staunchest supporters – Alabama voters miffed with the national news media’s coverage of the Senate race – and a group castigation of Moore’s critics, both Republican and Democratic.
“There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” Bannon told the crowd after calling out Republicans who had denounced Moore recently including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; the senior Alabama senator, Richard Shelby; Condoleezza Rice; and “little Bobby Corker,” the senator from Tennessee.
The race in Alabama has remained tight since accusations that Roy Moore had pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls as young as 14 while in his 30s gained national and international attention. A RealClearPolitics average of several polls showed Moore leading his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, by just over 2 percentage points, but experts have said the race will be tough to predict.