It seems like every single time Roy Moore opens his mouth, it gets worse and worse. Allegations about sexual misconduct have people stirring, as well as his recent praise about life while slavery existed in the United States.
His wife, Kayla Moore, says some pretty cringeworthy things herself. Like this rebuttal of "Fake News" programs that claim her and her husband are anti-semitic. Check out her controversial response at a recent rally in Midland City, Alabama:
"Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. And I tell you all this because I’ve seen it, and I just want to set the record straight while they’re here. One of our attorneys is a Jew. We have very close friends that are Jewish, and rabbis, and we also fellowship with them. "
Ahh the old, "I'm not racist, my friend is black!" defense. Of course, of course you can't be anti-semitic because someone you pay money to keep you out of trouble happens to be Jewish.
Twitter was in disbelief with the clip and several celebrities found Moore's comments ridiculous.
Michael Ian Black pointed out that the way she says it (seriously, listen to it if you can) exponentially intensifies the ridiculousness of what she's saying.
And then the jokes came rolling in.
To those who say we don't like black people. One of our slaves is black. - Kayla Moore probably— Sean Kent (@seankent) December 12, 2017
when kayla moore said “one of our attorneys is a jew” we all know she meant jesus— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) December 12, 2017
I’m not homophobic one of my hairdressers is a gay ~ Kayla Moore— Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) December 12, 2017
The senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones is a heated one and both candidates are receiving support from U.S. Presidents.
Donald Trump recorded a robocall urging voters in Alabama to pony up and cast their ballot for Moore, while Barack Obama helped Jones out by lending his voice to a robocall for the Democratic candidate.
It's wild to think that someone like Moore, who's mired in scandals, allegations, and has echoed backwards and reprehensible ideas, is in the running for Alabama state Senator. If elected, what does that say about the great state of Alabama? People are already concerned about what his politics will do much to save Alabama from having the worst levels of poverty in the developed world.