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White house: Roy Moore, President of Trump was not the first pick
Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley, says that in a binary election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, President Trump, the candidate supported, would back his agenda.
President Donald Trump together with other politicians from both sides of the aisle responded late Tuesday after Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election.
Trump Jones congratulated in a tweet on his “hard fought victory” and said ” Republicans “do you have another recording under the seat in a very short period of time.”
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard-fought victory. The write-in votes played a huge factor, but a win is a win. The people in Alabama are great, and the Republicans still have a recording of this place in a very short period of time. It never ends!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Hillary Clinton also took time to congratulate to Twitter, a citizen of Alabama for the election of the senator, “make you proud.”
“Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator, make you proud,” Clinton tweeted. “And if the Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must compete — everywhere. Forward!”
Tonight, Alabama voters a senator, elected to make them proud.
And if the Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must — compete everywhere.
— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) December 13, 2017
Clinton came in their enthusiasm of the former Vice-President Joe Biden, who thanked the state of Alabama in a tweet. Democrats were certainly encouraged after winning one of the state’s seats in the Senate.
Doug Jones. Thank You, Alabama. You have chosen a man of incredible integrity, courage and character. A fighter for the working class and middle-class Alabamians. He is going to do you proud in the Senate.
— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) December 13, 2017
It was the first democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in the state and proved once again that the party loyalty is everything, but surely in the age of trump. The Republican loss was a huge embarrassment for the President and a fresh wound for the nation is already divided GOP.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, predicted that Jones an “outstanding senator,” and sharply criticized Moore’s candidacy.
“Roy Moore was a terrible candidate and should never have gotten to the Senate. But make no mistake about it, just like Virginia, Democrats are energized, focused on the middle class and those fighting to get there, and things will look better and better for 2018,” Schumer wrote.
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— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 13, 2017
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, tweeted two words: “decency wins.”
— Jeff Flake (@Jeff Flake) December 13, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., congratulated Jones as a great candidate and said, that was the reason why he won Moore.
We, the elected Democrats in deep red Alabama tonight. Why? Because @GDouglasJones was a great candidate. We had the right message. We had the wind in our sails. And we beat our hearts.
— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth-forma) December 13, 2017
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, said that Jones’ win was a “victory for the view, fight to the end.”
Congratulations, @GDouglasJones, on your win in Alabama! This is a victory for the view, fight to the end, and stand for what is right.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 13, 2017
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Fox News predicts that Jones received 49.5 percent of the votes, while Moore received 48.8 percent of the vote.
Fox News ” Kevin Kirby and the Associated Press contributed to this report
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.