Ellen DeGeneres wishes Roy Moore's Jewish lawyer a happy Hanukka

Day time talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres is not alone in associating Hanukka with Republican candidate for Alabama senate Roy Moore.

December 14, 2017 12:03
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Actress Portia de Rossi (L) and television personality Ellen DeGeneres pose backstage at the People'

Actress Portia de Rossi (L) and television personality Ellen DeGeneres pose backstage at the People's Choice Awards.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Queen of day time talk shows and host of the popular show Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to wish "Roy Moore’s attorney" and everyone celebrating a happy Hanukka on Tuesday.

DeGeneres’s statement mocks former Republican candidate for senate in Alabama Roy Moore’s wife after she denied accusations that her husband is antisemitic by claiming to have a “Jewish lawyer.”
DeGeneres is not alone in associating Hanukka with Moore's defeat. Jews all around the Twitterverse have been calling Moore’s unlikely senate race loss on the first night of Hanukka a religious miracle.

Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's election for the US Senate on Tuesday, scoring an upset victory in a deeply conservative state against a Republican candidate who was backed by President Donald Trump.

Jones, 63, a former federal prosecutor, prevailed over Roy Moore, whose campaign was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.

While Republicans maintain control of both houses of Congress, Jones's victory will reduce their majority in the US Senate to 51-49, possibly making it harder for Trump to advance his policy agenda.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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