Vet friend of Roy Moore admits they went to UNDERAGE Vietnam brothel but left immediately while Senate-hopeful's wife rubbishes claims they are anti-Semites because their 'attorney is a Jew'
- Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore attended his final rally Monday night at a rustic barn used for weddings in Midland City, Alabama
- Moore has been facing accusations that he prayed on teenage girls while he as a man in his 30s, accusations that he has denied
- Moore had a number of surrogates attend the rally tonight to speak about his character, including Steve Bannon and Rep. Louie Gohmert
- His wife and an old Vietnam buddy, however, may have dug a bigger hole with audiences outside the room, which was filled with diehard supporters
- The soldier friend, Bill Staehle, talked about the time he and Moore accidentally ended up in an underage Vietnamese brothel - and Moore wanted to leave
- His wife blamed 'fake news' for characterizing her husband as anti-black and anti-Jew saying that couldn't be possible because 'one of our attorneys is a Jew'
Embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore had both his wife and an old Vietnam buddy testify about his character at an Alabama really Monday night, but they may have just dug a bigger hole with audiences outside the room.
First came Moore's military buddy Bill Staehle, who defended the Republican Senate hopeful against pedophilia accusations by describing a time the two men accidentally entered a teen brothel while serving in Vietnam.
'I could tell you what I saw, but I don't want to,' Staehle first told the crowd, gathered in a large rustic barn used for weddings, before divulging some details. 'There were certainly pretty girls. And they were girls. They were young. Some were probably very young.'
But as a testament to Moore – who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault while they were teens – the candidate said, 'We shouldn't be here, I'm leaving,' according to Staehle's account. 'That was Roy, honorable, disciplined, morally straight, highly principled,' Staehle said.
Next to speak came Moore's wife Kayla, who tsk-tsked the 'fake news,' suggesting it was the media's fault that people think her husband 'doesn't support the black community' nor do they like Jews.
'I tell you all this because I see you all and I want to set the record straight while we're here,' she said motioning to the slew of journalists at the back of the room, trying to capture the election eve event before Alabama's voters head to the polls tomorrow.
'One of our attorneys is a Jew,' Kayla Moore said.
Kayla Moore (left), the wife of embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore (right), said Monday night that the couple's 'lawyer is a Jew,' as evidence that her husband isn't anti-Semitic
Roy Moore's Vietnam veteran friend Bill Staehle said Monday night that Moore was 'morally straight' because he wanted to leave when they accidentally stepped into an underage brothel
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore (left) gives a squeeze to his wife Kayla (right) at a final campaign rally in Midland City, Alabama on Monday night
BIll Staehle (right) pictured with his wife Lis (left) in 2014 said Monday night that he and Roy Moore accidentally went into a Vietnamese brothel when they were stationed there - and promptly turned around
Roy Moore's supporters filled up the large rustic barn, used for weddings and other events, at an election eve event that also featured Steve Bannon and Rep. Louie Gohmert
Judge Roy Moore is seen speaking at Midland City's Jordan's Activity Barn, the last stop he'll make as a candidate before voters head to the polls tomorrow
'We have very close friends that are Jewish, and rabbis, and we also fellowship with them,' she said, after saying she and her husband had fellowship with members of the black community as well.
Moore was cast as anti-Semitic after he suggested that Democratic donor George Soros, who is Jewish, is going to hell.
'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 'And that's not a good place.'
Kayla Moore continued her attack on the press, by suggesting reporters were in the tank for her husband's Democratic opponent Doug Jones.
'Mitch McConnell and Senate Shelby and Condi Rice and all that, Little Bobby Corker, all the establishment out there doesn't have Trump's back at all,' Bannon said
Moore called out the Washington Post specifically for producing a 'terrible, disgusting article' – which was the first story where the candidate's accusers went on the record. Pictured: A Moore supporter with a sign declaring the candidate's godliness
But as a testament to Moore – who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault while they were teens – the candidate said, 'We shouldn't be here, I'm leaving,' according to Staehle's account
'They should be ashamed for getting involved in this election for our opponent,' she said.
The audience responded to both appearances with laughs and cheers, as the constituency on hand at the event represented true Moore believers, who chanted that they were ready to see their guy 'drain the swamp.'
To illustrate this boldly, organizers had created a pretend swamp – filled with fake alligators and other creatures –to greet guests as they arrived. The event was so packed that some Moore supporters were forced to watch the event from the faux marshlands outside.
When Judge Moore finally took his turn, he slammed the media as well, though he did so to address the largest elephant in the room.
Moore called out the Washington Post specifically for producing a 'terrible, disgusting article' – which was the first story where the candidate's accusers went on the record.
Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, in an election eve appearance, called an article run by the Washington Post accusing him of preying on teenagers 'terrible' and 'disgusting'
Roy Moore also accused his campaign trail absence saying he spent two and a half days taking his wife to visit their son at West Point, to get her away from 'this mess'
Former White House Chief Strategist served as a warm-up act for Judge Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Senate hopeful at a rally in Midland City, Alabama Monday night
Supporters put together a 'swamp' display with toy alligators, snakes and other creatures before the arrival of Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore for a 'Drain the Swamp' campaign rally in Midland City yesterday
Speaking about the Washington Post's revelations that portrayed Moore as someone who serially dated teenagers as young as 14, the ex-judge suggested that accusers timing was off.
'These women,' Moore said, 'had not come forward for 34 years, but they waited 30 days before this general election to come forward.'
Rep. Louie Gohmert, who was an opener for the rally alongside former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Sheriff David Clarke, made a very similar point.
Moore tried to cast more doubt on the story by pointing to the admission from Tim Miller, a former Jeb Bush staffer, that he was one of the Post's sources.
Miller had texted with conservative writers Charles Johnson who then fed the messages to the website Big League Politics.
In politics it's not uncommon for political operatives to be journalists' tipsters, but Moore suggested it again proved that the media and the establishment were up to no good.
Earlier in the event, Bannon had savaged the establishment, belittling a number of Republicans including Mitt Romney and Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican who has proved himself a thorn in President Trump's side.
At Romney's mention, one vocal Moore fan simply shouted, 'Loser!'
'Mitch McConnell and Senate Shelby and Condi Rice and all that, Little Bobby Corker, all the establishment out there doesn't have Trump's back at all,' Bannon said.
'There's a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,' the former White House official added, oddly echoing first daughter Ivanka Trump's pronouncement against Moore that, 'There's a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better.'
Ivanka Trump was the White House official who condemned Moore the strongest when the allegations came out.
Protesters stand outside and scream 'No Moore' after U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke at a campaign rally yesterday
Roy Moore spoke with 12-year-old Millie March about border security during an interview ahead of the senate election in Alabama
A manwears a campaign sticker for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore during a campaign event at Jordan's Activity Barn yesterday
Her father, however, eventually endorsed the hopeful, likely in part because of the consistent support Moore has received from Bannon, who campaigned for the twice removed state Supreme Court judge in the GOP primary as well.
Trump, on the other hand, had aligned himself with McConnell and backed Sen. Luther Strange, who Alabama's governor selected to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate seat when he took the Department of Justice job.
Since the allegations from the women have been made, Moore has limited his campaign stops, something he lampooned the press for as well, suggesting articles that asked, 'Where is Roy Moore?' were ridiculous.
Moore hadn't held a public event since Tuesday.
'Because I took approximately two and a half days to take my wife out of this mess and let her relax with her son at West Point,' Moore explained.
Moore pointed out that he had flown back Sunday and did radio interviews.
Meanwhile Jones spent the weekend all over the state getting an assist from prominent Democrats New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Near the end of the night, Moore acknowledged that he didn't always mind when the media wasn't right.
'For example, Fox News came out today and said my opponent was 10 points ahead of me,' he noted. 'On the same day Emerson had me nine points ahead of him.'
He pointed out that tomorrow one of the men would have to win.
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