Republicans, Conservatives React to Roy Moore's Loss in Alabama

politics
December 12, 2017Dec 12, 2017

UPDATE AT 11:40 P.M. EASTERN — Roy Moore has not yet conceded and is suggesting a recount, according to ABC News. "When the vote is this close, it is not over," he declared, according to CNN.

It was a nail-biter of a race in Alabama after one of the most hotly contested election battles in recent history. But in the end, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore to take U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat.

Not long ago, Moore was an obvious shoe-in for the seat in the red state of Alabama, but after a number of women came forward to accuse the former district attorney and judge of sexual misconduct 40 years ago, he found himself in a fight for not only his political life but for his entire reputation.

Still, with a lack of evidence to prove Moore’s accusers are telling the truth, and with many voters willing to vote for him in order to keep pro-abortion Jones out and maintain a comfortable Republican majority in the Senate, even the liberal media was predicting a Moore victory.

But with 100% of precincts reporting by 11:37 p.m. Eastern, according to the New York Times, the Associated Press had long declared Jones the winner. Jones finished with 49.9% of the votes compared to Moore with 48.4%.

Republicans and conservatives — who fiercely debated amidst each other whether to support or oppose Moore — were quick to react to Moore’s loss on social media. Conservative writer for The Blaze Matt Walsh had harsh words for Christians and conservatives who supported Moore.

https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/940788988977336320

https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/940789512447422464

Others weighed in, too.

https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/940783701373231104

https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/940788767945887744

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/940791726297534465

https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/940791246464962560

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/940790554987810816

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/940788234451333125

https://twitter.com/BrentBozell/status/940794075787259905

https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/940802897146675200

https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/940803009877106688

President Trump also reacted to Jones' victory shortly after 11 p.m. Eastern and made reference to the effects of write-in campaigns — possibly the ones for former White House aide Lee Busby and former Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, both Republicans.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/940795587733151744

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