In a candid moment on the Senate floor, Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) looked at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), shrugged and then nodded his head right before he turned and walked to the clerk’s desk to vote on the Green New Deal.
Moments before voting no, Jones looked at Schumer and put his arms up like ?♂️
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) March 26, 2019
Jones, who was reportedly undecided on the far-left legislation up until the vote, ultimately voted “no” on the procedural vote to end debate on the legislation. No one voted “yes,” including the senator who introduced the bill and the Democrats in the chamber who are running for president and have cosponsored the legislation. Instead, 43 members of the Democrats’ caucus voted “present.” All Republicans voted “no.” Sixty “yes” votes were needed on the procedural vote.
The junior senator from Mountain Brook’s interaction with Schumer was captured by C-SPAN.
This apologetic shrug from Doug Jones to Schumer when he voted “no” on the Green New Deal is absolutely amazing.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 26, 2019
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn