After a humiliating defeat, former Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday declined to concede the race to Democrat Doug Jones, telling a crowd of supporters, “it’ not over.”
Moore made the remark shortly after Jones’ victory speech. The former judge lamented he’s been “painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light,” before repeating a Bible verse about “waiting patiently for the lord.”
But Fox News anchor Bret Baier blasted Moore’s non-concession speech, telling host Shannon Bream, “There are other Bible versus that say, ‘It’s over.’”
“I think the numbers that we’re looking at … it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get to that half-percent,” Baier added. “Eventually, I think you’re going to see form the Moore campaign, a concession.”
Alabama law requires an automatic recount if the vote is within half a percentage point. As CNN’s Jake Tapper explained, Jones’ current leader is three times that threshold.
“The people of Alabama have spoken,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a Republican, Tapper, adding it would be “highly unlikely” for anyone but Jones to be seated as the next state senator.
Keep “waiting patiently for the lord.”
Watch the exchange in the video below: