Hillary Clinton … Barack Obama … John Kerry … Al Gore … Bill Clinton … Mike Dukakis … Walter Mondale.
This rogue gallery of liberal Democrats was rejected by Alabamians by large margins when each of them sought the presidency, but interim U.S. Senator Doug Jones proudly voted for each of them when they appeared on the ballot. His support and his personal votes tell us exactly the principles he champions.
Jones accepted a presidential appointment from Bill Clinton during his scandal-ridden administration, welcomed the endorsement of Barack Obama while running for the Senate, and loudly proclaims his current support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, perhaps the most liberal pairing to ever appear on a major party ticket. In fact, during President Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, Kamala Harris was quoted as saying she and Jones were “cuttin’ up” with each other, showing a deep disrespect for the seriousness of the situation.
Those simple facts alone offer positive proof that Jones sits on the far-left fringe of the political prism and remains outside the mainstream of the citizens he claims to represent, but allow me to offer even more evidence.
When Obama was elected president in 2008, he earned only 38% of the vote in Alabama, yet Jones told the Associated Press, “We need to be dancing in the streets rejoicing about his election.” Following Jones’s victory dance, Obama delivered us a stagnant economy, millions more Americans on food stamps, open-border immigration policies, the disaster known as Obamacare, and other liberal policies.
After 60% of voters ratified a 2018 state constitutional amendment that declares Alabama a pro-life state and positions us to take immediate action when Roe v. Wade is overturned, Jones, once again, ignored the majority’s vote. He opposed a federal ban on partial-birth abortions and voted to use our dollars to fund abortion procedures.
Even though the Alabama Legislature passed the nation’s strongest state law to combat illegal immigration, Jones has compared Donald Trump’s border wall to the Berlin Wall, opposed the president’s effort to declare a national emergency along the Mexico border, and voted in favor of sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws – he is complicit in wanting to break the laws of our nation.
Despite Alabama’s strong pro-Second Amendment tradition, Jones told AL.com in 2018 that “Alabamians are ready for restrictions on guns,” and used his maiden speech in the U.S. Senate to attack the National Rifle Association and demand universal background checks. His guy, Joe Biden, told Beto O’Rourke, “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me.” Believe them on this.
Though similar efforts swiftly died in the Alabama Legislature, Jones told a tele-townhall in July that he supports a federal government study on paying economic reparations for slavery and called it something “we’ve got to do.”
And while Donald Trump carried Alabama with more than 60% of the vote in 2016, Jones has repeatedly attacked the president by telling Newsweek he has given some “a green light to commit hate crimes” and accused him of using “outright bigotry justified as straight talk.”
Of course, he also famously voted twice to remove President Trump from office following the impeachment sham created by Nancy Pelosi and Jones’s other liberal allies. It appears without a doubt that Jones has made it his mission on the Senate floor to support everything that Alabamians oppose and oppose everything that Alabamians support – again ignoring the majority. All of these examples, and hundreds more like them, explain why President Trump recently tweeted, “Doug Jones is a terrible Senator who is just a Super Liberal puppet for Schumer and Pelosi. Represents Alabama poorly.”
The good news is that Alabama voters can soon recall their interim senator by supporting Republican coach Tommy Tuberville in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Coach Tuberville will represent our conservative Alabama values, not the liberal California and New York values that Doug Jones promotes – the two states he gets most of his funding from … that’s not an accident. That’s a signal to us.
Coach Tuberville will make Alabama proud by fighting to protect the Trump tax cuts, the unborn, the Second Amendment, conservative federal judges, plug the holes in our porous border while standing strong with President Trump to drain the swamp and combat liberal and Socialist policies.
It is time for us to end the cancellation of our two U.S. Senate votes and stand united for the cause of conservatism. I will proudly cast my vote for Coach Tommy Tuberville on November 3, and we strongly encourage each of you to do the same. It’s time for you to cancel Doug Jones in the U.S. Senate. It’s time to cancel his ignoring of the majority. It’s time to reset this seat for Sweet Home Alabama. Show the nation Alabama will not be ignored or disrespected anymore – now that’s sweet!
Terry Lathan is the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party