Fox News Host Criticizes Roy Moore For Refusing To Concede In His Speech

Following Republican firebrand Roy Moore’s unexpected defeat in the Alabama Senate special election, many expected him to do the customary, honorable thing and get on stage and give a short concession speech to his followers.

However, the delusional Moore did not seem deterred by the fact that he finished 1.5% behind in the voting, a result far off the 0.5% threshold needed to trigger an automatic recount in the state of Alabama. Instead of conceding, the disgraced former judge stated that he would somehow press on with this election effort. Surprisingly, a host on Fox News chided Moore for this and called on him to concede.

Stated Roy in his speech, “You know, part of the thing, part of the problem with this campaign is we’ve been painted in an unfavorable and unfaithful light. We’ve been put in a hole, if you will. And it reminds me of a passage in Psalms 40. I waited patiently for the Lord, that’s what you got to do. He inclined to me, heard my cry, brought us up out of a horrible pit, out of slimy clay and set me feet on the rock and established my goings and put a new song in our mouth. Praise to our God. Many shall see it and hear it and shall be moved by that, if you will.” He continued, “And that’s what we’ve got to do, is wait on God and let this process play out. I know it’s late. We can’t wait and have everybody wait until after 11. But the votes are still coming in, and we’re looking at that. May God bless you as you go on, give you safe journey, and thank you for coming tonight. It’s not over and it’s going to take some time.”

Analyzing election results and Moore’s non-concession speech with fellow Fox News host Shannon Bream, Bret Baier needled Moore for using a Bible verse to justify still waiting “patiently for the Lord.” Stated Baier, “There are other Bible versus that say, ‘It’s over.’” He added, “I think the numbers that we’re looking at … it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get to that half-percent. Eventually, I think you’re going to see form the Moore campaign, a concession.” Do you think Moore needs to take Bret’s advice? Watch the full clip below: