Rubio cites Bible verse after Moore loss: ‘For their good sense people are praised’

Rubio cites Bible verse after Moore loss: ‘For their good sense people are praised’

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Poll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field Milley says calls to China were 'perfectly within the duties' of his job MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted an Old Testament verse after Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore suffered a shocking defeat to Democrat Doug Jones. 

"For their good sense people are praised, but the perverse of heart are despised. Proverbs 12:8," Rubio tweeted. 

 

 

His tweet included no mention of Moore, however, and The Hill has reached out to Rubio's office for comment. 

It comes less than a day after Jones became the first Democrat in 25 years to represent Alabama in the Senate. 

Moore has refused to concede, telling supporters to "wait on God."

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While President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE and his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon endorsed Moore, establishment Republicans pushed back on the Republican nominee, citing his controversial stances on various issues and the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling Franken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Woodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyMcConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling Louisiana delegation split over debt hike bill with disaster aid McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike MORE (R-Ala.) proved to be some of Moore's toughest critics in the Senate. 

The McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund targeted Bannon in a statement on Tuesday after Moore's defeat. 

"This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running. Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the United States into his fiasco," the statement read. 

Rubio in November said he found the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct while they were teens  to be "very credible."

"I think these charges are very serious," Rubio said on “Fox & Friends” "I don't think, quite frankly, that Judge Moore has done anything in the last 10 days that has helped his cause or in any way lowered some of the anxiety that's out there about it."