Less than a month after the December 12 special election in Alabama, it was revealed that Roy Moore’s Jewish lawyer, Richard Jaffe, voted for Democratic candidate Doug Jones.
In 2016, Jaffe was hired by the Moore family to defend their son, Caleb Moore, against drug charges.
Jaffe reveals that he has been close friends with Jones for more than 30 years and has contributed and raised money for Jones’ campaign.
He also added, “There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!”
Jaffe first made headlines after Roy Moore’s wife, Kayla, brought up Jaffe when she was defending her husband at a rally in Midland City, Alabama, before the election.
She stated, “Fake news will tell you that we don’t care for Jews. I tell you all this because I’ve seen it also I just want to set the record straight while they’re here.”
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She continued, “One of our attorneys is a Jew!”
Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, accuses media of painting couple as anti-Semitic. pic.twitter.com/Vcczj6pNPv
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 12, 2017
Kayla’s remarks come after claims that her husband hated Jewish people after he implied that billionaire Democratic donor George Soros was going straight to hell because he’s Jewish.
During a radio interview, Roy Moore stated, “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.”
On Wednesday, Jones was sworn in as Alabama’s new senator, the seat that was once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Jaffe was with Jones for the election night party. He took a picture of Jones after his victory was announced.
In regards to Jones’ victory, Jaffe stated, “I was about as elated as anyone could be. Doug’s lifelong ambition has been to be a U.S. senator. He can bridge the gaps between people. He’s a healer, he’s reasonable, and he’s exceptionally smart.”
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