It's been almost a month since the Alabama Senate election, where Republican candidate Roy Moore was beaten by Democrat Doug Jones in a historic upset.
And in yet another bump in the bizarre election, Moore's wife, Kayla, infamously took took to the stage and denied any claims that Moore was anti-Semitic after her husband suggested that Jewish billionaire George Soros was going to hell for his beliefs:
"He's still going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going," Moore said of Soros last month during a local radio interview.
Her defense? The family had a Jewish lawyer.
In late December, Liz Brody of Forward identified that Jewish lawyer as Richard Jaffe, who happens to be a family friend of the journalist.
Considered one of the national defense bar’s top lawyers, Jaffe has saved 20 people from Death Row. And when Moore's son was charged with drug possession in 2016, it was Jaffe who defended him. Caleb Moore ended up getting off the hook, and instead had to go to rehab.
And now, Jaffe has revealed a bombshell. He told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he has been friends with Moore's former opponent, Doug Jones, for over 30 years. The kicker? Jaffe voted for Jones in the election and both raised and donated money to his campaign.
"There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!" Jaffe said.
Jaffe was on stage with Jones when he delivered his acceptance speech, and plans to be in the Senate gallery when Jones is sworn in on Wednesday.
Unsurprisingly, social media didn't have much sympathy for Moore, who has refused to concede the election and just last week lost a lawsuit calling for a new election.
The story just sort of puts it out there, and says that the lawyer was hired to defend Moore's son in 2016.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 2, 2018
The fact that Roy Moore’s Jewish attorney who actually represented his son on drug charges is a supporter and friend of Doug Jones is peak 2018.— Erin Fa La La La La La La La La (@erinscafe) January 2, 2018
2018 so far:— Jake 🇺🇸 (@jakesdcjournal) January 3, 2018
1. Mitt Romney is back
2. Michelle Bachmann is back
3. Roy Moore's Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones
4. Huckabee Sanders told a congressman to spend less time tweeting and more time doing his job
This year is gonna be insane. pic.twitter.com/JtW8d1CpOi
The lawyer touted by Roy Moore's campaign as their "Jewish Lawyer" came out saying he supported Doug Jones and even CONTRIBUTED to his campaign!!!— Sahil Habibi (@ProgressVoice) January 3, 2018
This is too much for me too handle 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
#RoyMoore's Jewish lawyer:— Agent Maria Hill 2018 💥 (@AgentHillResist) January 3, 2018
is a close friend of #DougJones & was with him for his acceptance speech;
told the press: “There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!”;
was the defense attorney for Moore's son for drug charges in 2016.https://t.co/1kQiX8Agwu
Well, that's awkward.