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 RubioApple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Surging Sanders draws fresh scrutiny ahead of debate 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 John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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 McConnellHawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Democrats file brief against Trump, 'the Framers' worst nightmare' Iran resolution supporters fear impeachment will put it on back burner MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial Appropriators fume over reports of Trump plan to reprogram .2 billion for wall The Hill's Morning Report — Impeachment tug-of-war expected to end soon 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."