Doug Jones on Senate victory
Senate in Alabama.
This morning, the Senator elect has some questions to answer from Manuel Bojorquez:
Even after Roy Moore faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, some involving teenagers, many political experts thought the Republican who rode his horse in to cast his vote last week could still ride off to victory.
But they didn’t ask Doug Jones now the first Democratic Senator from Alabama in decades.
Doug Jones, the Democratic Senator elect from Alabama.
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Bojorquez asked, “Do canada goose uk outlet you think you would’ve won had the Washington Post not broken the story about the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore?”
“Yes,” Jones replied. “I think we would’ve beaten him. We were getting traction. We were being inclusive and talking about issues that people care about.”
His stunning uk canada goose outlet win canada goose clearance sale in deep red Alabama came by about 20,000 votes that slim margin of victory thanks to Republicans who rejected Moore with write in votes, and a significant turnout by African Americans.
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Bojorquez asked Jones about his victory speech last Tuesday: “You got up there and said, ‘I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this, and now, cheap canada goose uk I don’t know what the hell to cheap Canada Goose say.’ Is it because you were so surprised, canada goose coats shocked?”
“No, I was just kind of overcome,” said Jones. “It was just being out on that stage canada goose factory sale and seeing that Canada Goose sale little sea of people that when you look across there, it represented Alabama.”
Senator elect Doug Jones and his wife, Louise Jones, greet supporters during his election night gathering at the Sheraton Hotel on December 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Senate seat that was vacated by Attorney uk canada goose General Canada Goose Outlet Jeff Sessions.
So who is Doug Jones?
The 63 year old grew up in Fairfield, Alabama, when the South was still segregated. His interest in social justice led him to become a lawyer. Attorney, and he decided to take on a case that had been unresolved for decades: the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four African American canada goose store girls. buy canada goose jacket He prosecuted two of the Klansmen canada goose clearance who were involved a fact Canada Goose Jackets that became a prominent part of this year’s campaign.
“It seemed Canada Goose online to have resonated,” said Bojorquez.
“It did,” said Jones. “It was important for everyone in the state. When you’re on the right side of history, you can accomplish a lot of things.”
Prosecuting that case earned him comparisons to another Alabama attorney, Atticus Finch, the moral hero in the classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which Jones called “incredibly flattering.”
He showed Bojorquez his autographed copy of the book signed by Harper Lee. “And she put on there, ‘To Doug Jones, with admiration.’ That’s a real prize!”
But Jones says he’s still a red state Democrat. He a gun owner and hunter, and a strong Second Amendment supporter; and while he would not vote for the current GOP tax bill, he does favor lowering the corporate tax rate.
He says his win is proof his “Sweet Home Alabama” wants more from politicians.
Bojorquez said, “One of your supporters who was Canada Goose Online out canvassing, we interviewed him, [and] he said this is old Alabama versus new Alabama.”
“I think that that’s a good description,” Jones said.
“What is ‘old Alabama’?”
“Old Alabama is nothing but Canada Goose Coats On Sale divisive politics demagogues that try to divide us. You know, we are still living with all of the images in black and white, and of the George Wallace era, and the Roy Moores, to be canada goose uk shop honest with you.