Roy Moore's wife defends him against anti-Semitism claims: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'

Roy Moore faces off against Doug Jones in today's special election in Alabama.

Roy Moore's wife defends him against anti-Semitism claims: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'
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ByABC News
December 12, 2017, 9:58 AM

— -- Kayla Moore, the wife of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, refuted accusations that her husband holds anti-Semitic views and accused the media of slandering him.

“The fake news — they paint him a different picture, their picture. So let me tell him who he is,” Kayla Moore said while introducing her husband at a campaign rally in Midland City, Alabama, Monday night.

Moore then launched into a defense of his character, arguing that he doesn't hold any negative views of Jewish people, women or African-Americans.

“Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews,” Moore said. “I tell you all this because I’ve seen it all, so I just want to set the record straight while they’re here.”

“One of our attorneys is a Jew,” she continued. “We have very close friends that are Jewish and rabbis, and we also fellowship with them.”

Kayla Moore added that they “have many friends that are black, and we also fellowship with them in church and in our home.”

Roy Moore faces off against Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the Alabama special election today to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became attorney general.

Kayla Moore seemed to be responding to criticism of her husband’s comments about billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who is Jewish and a Holocaust survivor.

In a Dec. 4 interview with American Family Radio, a Christian radio network, Roy Moore suggested that Soros, a major Democratic donor, will go to hell for his religious beliefs. Moore has accused Soros of funding the eight women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against Moore.

In the interview Moore said of Soros, “No matter how much money he’s got, he’s still going to the same place that people who don’t recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going. And that’s not a good place.”

Your Voice, Your Vote: ABC News will have live coverage of the Alabama special election on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and the ABC News app.

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