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Doug Jones: ‘I’m not trying to please Chuck Schumer’

In an interview with Fox News’ Brett Baier on Friday evening, Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) rejected the notion that his conduct during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will please either Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) or the majority of Jones’ Alabama constituents.

Baier asked, “Is it possible to please both Senator Chuck Schumer and Alabama constituents at the same time during this trial?”

“You know, I’m not trying to please Chuck Schumer,” Jones responded. “I’m not trying to necessarily please anyone.”

“As I said a moment ago, my job is to do my impartial justice as a senator,” he continued. “I’m not out to please the president, I’m not out to please Chuck. I’ve got to look at this as Doug Jones. And I’ve got a fair amount of experience as a prosector, as a defense lawyer in a court room looking at evidence and where things ought to be and how the puzzle ought to come together.”

You can watch the entire Fox News interview with Jones here.

Alabama’s junior senator has been accused in the past of being too loyal to Schumer, with Jones even being dubbed “New York’s third senator.”

RELATED: WATCH: Jones looks to Schumer moments before voting on Green New Deal

Jones’ remarks about “not trying to necessarily please anyone” may very well remind Alabamians of his infamous line during the Kavanaugh confirmation process, when Jones declared that representing the majority of his constituents is not “the be all to end all.” Jones ultimately voted against the confirmation.

RELATED: Jones vows to not be swayed by political forces on right or left on impeachment — ‘It is not worth their time’

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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