Roy Moore's wife: President Trump 'owes us a thank you' for diverting attention from Russia probe

PHOTO: Kayla Moore, wife of former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, speaks at a press conference, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala.PlayBrynn Anderson/AP
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The wife of embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore today continued a fierce pushback against allegations of sexual misconduct and impropriety against her husband, holding a press conference with other conservative Alabama women at the state capitol in Montgomery.

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"The people of Alabama understand what's going on here. My husband, Judge Roy Moore is fighting for the people of Alabama and has been fighting for over 30 years. The people of Alabama know him, they have seen what he has done," Kayla Moore said.

Kayla Moore also said, apparently ironically, that she believes President Donald Trump owes her and her husband a thank you for diverting public attention from the federal investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible collusion with Trump associates.

"So the liberal press, Washington Post, who endorsed Hillary Clinton, who also endorsed our opponent gets involved in this race, along with the Human Rights Campaign, the DNC and the Washington establishment, all of the very same people who were attacking President Trump are also attacking us," Kayla Moore said, "I personally think he owes us a thank you. Have you noticed you're not hearing too much about Russia?"

PHOTO: Women attend a Women For Moore rally in support of Republican candidate for Senate Judge Roy Moore, in front of the Alabama State Capitol, Nov. 17, 2017 in Montgomery, Ala.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Women attend a 'Women For Moore' rally in support of Republican candidate for Senate Judge Roy Moore, in front of the Alabama State Capitol, Nov. 17, 2017 in Montgomery, Ala.

Beginning with allegations against Roy Moore that were first reported by the Washington Post late last week and continued this week with other women coming forward, a total of eight women have accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct or impropriety.

He has strongly denied the allegations, most recently saying at a press conference Thursday, "They're not only untrue, but they have no evidence to support them."

With the Dec. 12 special election for the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions drawing closer, Kayla Moore and the other women who spoke at today's press conference also took the chance to blast the Democrat in the race, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones. They said Jones is an "ultra-liberal" whose positions on abortion rights and transgender rights are, they said, not representative of Alabamians.

"If a far-left liberal Democratic Doug Jones is elected, America is the victim," said one of the speakers, Ann Eubank, legislative chair for Alabama Legislative Watchdogs.

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