Doug Jones just doesn’t get it; he represents Alabama and is not Chuck Schumer’s personal senator
The cowardly caretaker junior senator in an ill-fitting suit from the great state of Alabama apparently doesn’t like being criticized. As reported by Yellowhammer News, Senator Doug Jones was astonished that political leaders in his home state expected him to actually represent the wishes of the vast majority of the people in the state he represents instead of the political party he belongs to.
In a self-own on the level of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “1/1024th Native American” claim, Jones scolds his state’s citizens for supporting a man convicted of nothing based off of 36-year-old allegations that could not be corroborated in any way.
Jones weakly employed the over-used “country over party” trope, “This is a Republican Party that puts party over Alabama, party over country. So, I’m not surprised they put this in political tones.”
Oddly, this is exactly what Jones is doing.
Alabamians wanted Kavanaugh confirmed, polling indicated this clearly:
While Kavanaugh has the lowest net support among SCOTUS nominees since Robert Bork in 1987 according to Gallup polling, his confirmation was backed by 54 percent of registered voters in Alabama in a July survey from the conservative advocacy group Judicial Crisis Network.
Still, Jones voted “no.”
ALGOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan referred to Jones’ actions as “arrogance.”
Jones’ obstinance put that confirmation in danger. Granted, Jones is free to vote as he sees fit, but he knew what his constituents wanted.
Jones election to the U.S. Senate was hardly a rejection of President Donald Trump’s worldview. Rather, it was a rejection of Roy Moore’s body of work and a deluge of uncorroborated and unconfirmed negative attacks by the national and statewide media in Alabama.
Jones was elected for the same reason he chose to vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, a series of completely uncorroborated charges made at the 11th hour. This may be considered consistent but it is NOT choosing country over party.
Jones has no options at this point; he is essentially New York’s third Senator. Jones continues to be is a placeholder Senator and he should not look at buying a house in Washington D.C. anytime soon.