Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Home
  • Entertainment
  • Celebs congratulate Doug Jones after he defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

Celebs congratulate Doug Jones after he defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

close

Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

Celebrities reacted on social media to the news of Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones defeating Republican Roy Moore in a special election Tuesday night.

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who had previously battled with Moore over Twitter, took at jab at him after Jones was projected to defeat him.

Moore had previously taken offense to a comedian on Kimmel’s show disrupting his campaign event last month. The two sparred on Twitter and ended with Moore challenging Kimmel to a fight.

Poor Roy @MooreSenate can't even drown his sorrows in an Orange Julius tonight #Alabama

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 13, 2017

Julianne Moore and Kerry Washington were among the stars to come out and celebrate Jones’ win.

Alabama. I want to thank every single 1 of u who voted for #DougJones4Senate because today u voted for a more perfect union. A place where we ALL matter. God bless u. ????????

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 13, 2017

Congratulations #DougJones!!
Congratulations #Alabama!!!!

— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) December 13, 2017

Alyssa Milano thanked Alabama for “restoring my faith in humanity.”

Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity, Alabama. And thank you for fighting for what’s right, @GDouglasJones.

And thank you to every volunteer who knocked on doors, made phone calls, and that worked tirelessly to make this happen.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 13, 2017

Vivica A. Fox and Amber Tamblyn also joined in the celebration.

YAASS!! #LifeIsGood#GodIsGood#Blessed#Respect CONGRATS #DougJones#AlabamaSenateElection ???????????????????????? https://t.co/thxyIdBMFu

— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) December 13, 2017

GOD BLESS BLACK WOMEN https://t.co/Rv2f8VnmNj

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 13, 2017

Meghan McCain, a co-host on ABC's “The View,” took a shot at Steve Bannon, who backed Moore in the race against Jones.

Suck it, Bannon

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 13, 2017

President Trump and Hillary Clinton were also among the politicians who congratulated Jones on the win.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jones had 49.9 percent to Moore's 48.4 percent. However, Moore had not yet conceded.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

Ryan Gaydos Fox News

More From: Fox News, Entertainment, Ryan Gaydos
Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get breaking news and thought-provoking commentary
directly mailed to your inbox, faster than AIR MAIL!

Get Informed

Sign up for breaking news and thought-provoking commentary delivered directly to your inbox.