Roy Moore's Wife: 'He Will Not Step Down'

Kayla Moore appears at a 'Women for Moore' rally
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2017 12:39 PM CST
Roy Moore's Wife Defiantly Defends Husband
Kayla Moore, wife of former Alabama Chief Justice and US Senate candidate Roy Moore, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

At a "Women for Moore" rally in support of Roy Moore in Alabama on Friday, the Republican Senate candidate's wife made it clear he won't exit the race despite allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with teens. "The people of Alabama understand what's going on here," said Kayla Moore, per Fox News. "The liberal press, Washington Post, who endorsed Hillary Clinton, who also endorsed our opponent, gets involved in this race along with the Human Rights Campaign, the DNC, and the Washington establishment. All of the very same people who were attacking President Trump are also attacking us." She accused the Post of contacting everyone she and her husband have known in the past four decades and printing stories without fact-checking.

"I have been married to my husband, Judge Roy Moore, for over 32 years. He was a graduate of West Point, he served our country in Vietnam, and he has always been an officer and a gentleman," she said to cheers from the crowd. "He is a loving father and grandfather, but most important, he is a Christian. So let me set the record straight: Even after all the attacks against me, against my family, against the foundation, and now against my husband, he will not step down. He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama. In his words, and I quote, 'I will not stop until they lay me in that box in the ground.'" (More Roy Moore stories.)

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