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WATCH: Jones looks to Schumer moments before voting on Green New Deal

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.

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.


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