Roy Moore’s Brother: ‘Doug Jones Will Pay for What He’s Saying’


Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore refused to concede after losing to Democratic opponent Doug Jones Tuesday night, and it appears he is not the only member of his family who is bitter about the defeat.

Jerry Moore, the former judge-cum-accused child predator’s brother, reportedly told NPR’s Debbie Elliott that: “”It might not happen on this earth right now, but Doug Jones will pay for what he’s saying.”

“And them Democrat people that’s out there and those Republicans in Washington,” he continued, presumably talking about the bipartisan opposition to his brother’s candidacy, “They’re going to have to answer to God.”

You may know Jerry from the campaign as the guy who dismissed his brother’s accusers as paid operatives of the Democratic Party, and declared that Roy was being persecuted “like Jesus was.:

Roy Moore, whose election in the ruby-red state of Alabama was once considered a given, had his candidacy tanked after the Washington Post published a bombshell report last month in which several women accused the judge of preying on them when they were teens.

The stunning accusations — which included everything from sexual assault on a minor to attempted rape of a teen — brought the face off between Moore and Democrat Jones to a tight race.

On Tuesday night, Jones pulled off the upset, besting Moore by one percentage point — less than the percentage of write-in votes.

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