On Wednesday February 5th, Alabama Senator Doug Jones voted to convict President Donald Trump on both of the articles of impeachment presented to the US Senate by the US House of Representatives impeachment managers. Shortly before his speech on the house floor explaining his reasons why, he released a statement to the media confirming that he would be voting guilty on both articles of impeachment.
The three top contenders in the Republican primary to take on Senator Doug Jones and the journal election in November each had strong reactions to his vote.
US representative from Alabama’s first congressional district Bradley Byrne who is running for this seat said, “This is the final straw. Doug Jones continues to show his true colors and put his liberal D.C. buddies ahead of the people of Alabama. I’ve never been so fired up to take back this Senate seat and give Alabama the Pro-Trump, conservative fighter in the Senate that they deserve!” Byrne’s campaign also went on to point out that as a member of the House of Representatives he voted against the articles of impeachment and stormed the SCIF where the house intelligence committee was conducting interviews and investigating the articles. They also mentioned that he introduced a resolution to censure the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi for her actions in the impeachment process.
Former US Attorney General for President Donald Trump, and former Senator from the state of Alabama Jeff Sessions said, “Doug Jones announced this morning that he plans to vote for both articles of impeachment. In voting to remove our duly-elected President, Doug Jones personifies the left’s irrational enmity against President Trump. DougDoug Jones is a foot soldier for Chuck Schumer and the radical left, and he has made it clear that he is in the U.S. Senate to represent Washington Democrats, not the people of Alabama.”
Former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville said, ““I know millions of Alabamians and millions more across the country join me in thanking God for answering our prayers and guiding President Trump safely through Nancy Pelosi’s bogus impeachment effort. History’s greatest president can now return his full attention to guiding the world’s greatest nation. When Doug Jones cast his impeachment vote with the Democrat leadership instead of the Alabamians he swore an oath to represent, the leopard showed his spots. It’s time for Doug Jones to buy a one-way ticket to California and live with his liberal donors and supporters. Alabama must send President Trump a senator who will fight alongside him and support his agenda through thick and thin. As attorney general, Jeff Sessions abandoned our president when he needed him most, and Bradley Byrne demanded that Donald Trump step down as the Republican nominee in 2016. Capitol Hill already has enough cut-and-run congressmen and sunshine patriots. Alabama doesn’t need to elect another one. We must elect a senator who understands the meaning of the word ‘loyalty’ and lives by it. I remain convinced that God sent us Donald Trump because He knew our nation was in trouble, and I’m ready to go to Washington and help our president but things back on track.”
The Republican primary will be March 3rd, and if they run off is necessary it will be held on March 31st.