Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued the following statement following Senator Doug Jones’s vote against the Phase 3 Coronavirus funding measure:
“This is not the time for politics. Senator Doug Jones needs to follow the example of Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo – who has put his political differences aside and is working across the aisle with President Trump during this crisis – instead of being Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s partisan puppet. His NO vote Sunday night has had serious ramifications on the people of Alabama and our country. The Democrats helped craft this emergency unprecedented legislation and then, like Charlie Brown and the football, yanked away desperately needed help for America.
“Doug Jones has let the majority of our state down in an uncertain time. We needed him – and he ignored us AGAIN.
“Thank you to President Trump and Senator Richard Shelby for putting America and Alabama first. We continue to lift our leaders up in prayer as their burdens and decisions weigh heavy.”