In an ill-conceived attempt to disprove allegations that her husband doesn't "care for Jews," the wife of former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore pointed out on the eve of the special election in December that "one of our attorneys is a Jew!"
But the Birmingham-based attorney in question told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he was actually one of the reasons Moore was ultimately defeated by Democrat Doug Jones. "There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!" said Richard Jaffe, who was hired by the Moores in 2016 to defend their son against drug charges.
Moore's comments first raised concern when he claimed Jewish billionaire George Soros is "going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going." Moore's wife, Kayla, later insisted that claims that Moore's remark was anti-Semitic were "fake news."
Jaffe plans to attend Jones' swearing in Wednesday in Washington, D.C., the Washington Examiner reports.