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 RubioRubio on Chris Pratt water bottle story: 'I too was caught with a single use plastic water bottle' House votes to sanction Chinese officials over treatment of Uighurs Poll: 51 percent of Florida voters disapprove of Trump 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."


While President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report 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 McConnellTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Schumer briefs Democrats on impeachment trial 'mechanics' Trump legal team gears up for Senate impeachment trial in meeting with GOP senators MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyThe Hill's Morning Report - Dem impeachment report highlights phone records On The Money: Stocks tumble on Trump China trade remarks | Trump says deal could come after 2020 | Why Wall Street freaked | Trump loses appeal over Deutsche Bank subpoena Key GOP senator: Spending 'understanding' needed within days to meet deadline 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."