Justin Guarini knows a thing or two about finishing in second place, so it’s only fair that the American Idol season 1 runner-up offered to help defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“Hey Roy, hit me up if you need pointers on how to gracefully concede you dirtbag,” Guarini, 39, tweeted on Tuesday, December 12, after the embattled Republican, 70, lost the Alabama Senate election to Democrat Doug Jones.
Hey Roy, hit me up if you need pointers on how to gracefully concede you dirtbag.
— Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini) December 13, 2017
Moore’s turbulent campaign was marked by accusations of sexual misconduct and child molestation, claims he repeatedly denied. Despite the scandal, President Donald Trump endorsed the politician in an attempt to fill Jeff Sessions’ vacant seat with a member of the GOP. After Jones, 63, emerged victorious late Tuesday night, Moore said he would not concede. He told his supporters that he wanted a recount and planned to “wait on God and let this process play out.”
Guarini wasn’t the only celebrity to celebrate the outcome on social media. “Holy s–t!!!!! Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!” Chris Evans tweeted. Alyssa Milano wrote, “Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity, Alabama. And thank you to every volunteer who knocked on doors, made phone calls, and that worked tirelessly to make this happen.”
Ellen DeGeneres simply tweeted, “Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones,” while former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wrote, “Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud. And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must — compete everywhere. Onward!”
See more stars’ reactions below.
Holy shit!!!!! Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 13, 2017
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
Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones. https://t.co/o8NXvTrTUX
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 13, 2017
Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud.
And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must — compete everywhere.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 13, 2017
I’m literally in tears writing this. I couldn’t be more proud of my home state. PROUD to be from Alabama. PROUD of our people for CARING about MOVING FORWARD and LOVING HUMAN BEINGS. GO BAMA GO. ROLL TIDE TO DOUG JONES. And ROLL TIDE to AMERICA.
— Jordan Fisher (@Jordan_Fisher) December 13, 2017
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
— Vera Farmiga (@VeraFarmiga) December 13, 2017
Thank you for everyone who canvassed & called & worked your asses off for Doug Jones to win. Thank you to Black voters who saved us again!
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones. Thank you, Alabama. You’ve elected a man of incredible integrity, grit, and character. A fighter for working class and middle class Alabamians. He is going to make you proud in the Senate.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 13, 2017
Congratulations, Doug Jones. You were a great US Attorney, and you ran a terrific campaign. You deserve this win. It’s a win for the people of Alabama.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) December 13, 2017
Suck it, Bannon
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 13, 2017
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