Roy Moore still refuses to admit defeat as Republican Party descends into civil war

Roy Moore still refuses to admit defeat as Republican Party descends into civil war

The Republican candidate for the US Senate seat in Alabama lost to Doug Jones

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore is still stubbornly refusing to concede defeat in the Alabama senatorial race, as two factions in the Republican Party blame each other for the loss.

The Republican candidate lost the race for the Alabama Senate seat - thought to be a cakewalk for the party - to Democratic candidate Doug Jones earlier in the week. 

In the wake of his loss, Moore has refused to throw in the towel, saying he was waiting for the Secretary of State's official certification of the results. 

In the meantime, two sides of the Republican Party have descended into civil war as they continue to bitterly pin the blame for the loss on the "political ineptitude" of the other side. 

One side, led by Stephen Bannon, has claimed the group led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been continually determined to thwart the agenda of Donald Trump. 

McConnell's allies have said the loss of Roy Moore shows the President's former chief strategist is nothing more than a political liability.

Bannon has refused to take responsibility, saying the results in Alabama were a case study in malpractice by McConnell.