On the eve of the election, Kayla Moore offers a less than compelling defense of her husband.
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is best known these days for the accusations that he molested and preyed on teenage girls. But even if that issue is put aside, he is completely unsuitable for public office.
He has a very dim view of women’s suffrage, has claimed America was better under slavery, violated the Constitution to deny LGBT rights, and once said eliminating all constitutional amendments after the Tenth would “eliminate many problems.”
And another of his other disqualifying features is poorly disguised anti-Semitism.
On the campaign trail, he stated that George Soros — a Jewish, Hungarian-born liberal philanthropist and financier — is “going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going.”
Team Moore, however, bristles at any suggestion that claiming a Holocaust survivor who doesn't subscribe to Moore's idea of salvation is going to hell is further evidence of his long record of bigotry.
In fact, at Moore’s final rally in Midland City, his wife, Kayla, tried to spin Moore's recent attack.
"Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews," she 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.
It should be self-evident that hiring a Jewish lawyer does not mean a person cannot be anti-Semitic, any more than racist people cannot have black friends.
If Moore and his wife believe that this is a show of tolerance, they are sorely mistaken. Serving in the U.S. Senate requires a much broader view of humanity than this.