Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 10:03 am
By Dave Van Zandt – Media Bias Fact Check
On Tuesday evening, Doug Jones, Democrat candidate for Senate, defeated Republican Roy Moore to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions senate seat. The race has been fiercely contested after several woman came forward accusing Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual contact. One of the woman was 14 years old at the time. Doug Jones and Democrats seized upon this news and attacked Moore with negative ads and an aggressive social media campaign, while Moore denied the allegations.
Many Republican’s also asked Roy Moore to drop out of the race, but Moore continued to have strong grassroots support among Christian Evangelicals and President Trump, who has openly endorsed Moore.
Prior to the scandal, Moore had a commanding lead and was expected to win the race easily. Clearly, the scandal was the cause of his fall and loss to a Democrat in a state that overwhelmingly voted for Trump with a 62% majority.
With Jones winning the Senate, Republicans will only have a 1 vote majority, which may impact final passage of the tax bill before it hits the Presidents desk and future bills in the next year.