In an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Friday, Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) conceded that he was potentially ignoring the majority of his constituents by voting against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, however, Alabama’s junior senator dismissed the importance of that likelihood.
“[D]o you believe a majority of people in your state support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh?” the host, John Sherman, asked.
Jones responded, “It may be, but I don’t think that that’s the be all to end all, because I’m the one who spent all the time and hours, literally hundreds of hours, going through his record, looking at all of this.”
“You know, the Republican Party of Alabama and elsewhere has made this a political issue, they want me to simply rubber-stamp the president of the United States, and that is not my job,” Jones added.
One thing that the state’s Republican Party and the Democratic senator can agree on is that this indeed has become a political issue, with the ALGOP skewering Jones on social media.
— Terry Lathan (@ChairmanLathan) October 5, 2018
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn