Doug Jones: Tuberville ‘doesn’t have a clue how to handle’ coronavirus; Vows response to Club for Growth attack ads
With less than 100 days separating now and Election Day, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) says he feels “very good” about his prospects in a head-to-head match-up against GOP U.S. Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville.
In an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Jones argued his opponent did not “have a clue” how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
He pointed to responding to the rise in coronavirus casualties as a focus of his campaign.
“We feel very good about where we are in this,” Jones said. “We know what I’ve been doing is trying to save lives and save livelihoods. You know, I’m out here every day trying to work for the people of Alabama. I’m trying to make sure we do the things necessary in these next packages. We’re still in trouble in Alabama. I’ve got an opponent who has indicated he doesn’t have a clue how to handle it. He was on your show with another guest back in May basically saying we don’t need any more stimulus. We need to get back to work. Well, we really needed it then and we need it now. And by the way, we’ve tripled the number of cases in Alabama since that time. We’ve tripled the number of deaths. In America, we hit over the 4.4 million mark today with 150,000 deaths. We’re not out of the woods with this and we need leadership, and that’s what I think this is going to boil down to — leadership, leadership in a crisis and leadership for the people of Alabama on the issues, the kitchen table issues that folks are concerned about every day of the week.”
Jones has been the target of campaign attack ads and urged listeners to visit his website to see his response to those attacks.
“We’re going to be updating that a lot in the near future,” he added, “to try to give people, to tell people the truth about some of these crazy TV ads that are running that have no basis in truth with Club for Growth and this One Nation — just the craziest stuff I’ve seen.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Huntsville’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 2-5 p.m. on WVNN.