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Watch: Doug Jones refuses to say if Rep. John Rogers lied about phone call

While in New York City on Friday, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) refused to answer when asked if State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) was lying about a phone call in which Rogers alleges Jones said his infamous viral abortion comments were “right.”

Outside of the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, Jones was asked, “Senator Jones, did John Rogers lie about your phone call?”

Jones looked directly at the questioner, smiled and responded, “He what?”

The junior senator then ignored the same question when asked again, walking away into the hotel. The exchange was captured on camera by a Republican tracker.


Jones raised more in the first quarter of 2019 from New York than anywhere else individually besides California. He only raised 12 percent of his funds in that timeframe from Alabama. Jones has been referred to frequently as New York’s “third senator.”

Rogers has announced his intent to primary Jones, even challenging him to a debate to prove that Jones actually does agree with him.

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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