Celebrities are throwing their support behind the newly elected Alabaman senator after he defeated alleged teen molester Roy Moore.
Hillary Clinton lead the charge of the cheerleaders, tweeting to celebrate Doug Jones’ surprise win on Tuesday.
‘Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud,’ the former presidential candidate tweeted. ‘And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must – compete everywhere. Onward!’
Her husband, and former US president Bill Clinton, also also shared his support, tweeting: ‘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.’
The Clintons were joined by the likes of Julianne Moore, Joe Biden and Kerry Washington who rushed to Twitter to celebrate the Democrat’s victory in the traditionally Republican state.
‘Thank you Alabama and thank you Doug Jones,’ Ellen Degeneres tweeted.
‘Hope lives,’ added Ava DuVernay. ‘Never give up on this gorgeous mystery called Life. A Democrat from Alabama? Hope lives.
Kerry Washington, the star of Scandal, shared her thanks for everyone in Alabama who voted for Jones ‘because today u voted for a more perfect union. A place where we ALL matter. God bless u.’