Wait, now Alabama Senator Doug Jones was always ‘adamantly pro-choice’?
During the 2017 special election, the Alabama media was hell-bent on telling Alabama voters that Sen. Doug Jones was a moderate. You could justify not voting for Roy Moore because Jones wasn’t for “full term abortion” (because the phrase doesn’t exist or something).
It was a sham and we all knew it, including his enablers in the press.
Now, his supporters are outright saying Jones is adamantly pro-choice.
This is from former Huntsville Times’ reporter Bob Lowry:
.@SenDougJones has two years before he faces voters again. He stated emphatically during his campaign against Moore that he was pro choice. If he turns his back on the fragile coalition that elected him – most of them women – he’s toast in 2020. #alpolitics
— Bob Lowry (@SunnySouthAL) July 10, 2018
Why this matters:
This is what liberals knew, or thought, about Doug Jones all along. They were OK with the subterfuge.
They also knew that he could never get elected if he were honest about where he and his base stand on this issue, so they allowed the wiggle room.
His base is full of abortion fetishists, so Jones is in a conundrum. If he votes “YES” on Trump’s nominee, he is betraying them. If he votes “NO” he is truly toast and his 2020 opponents know it.