|Former U.S. Senator from Alabama|
From: January 3, 2018 – January 3, 2021
Despite having held office in a relatively conservative Southern state, Jones's Senate voting record mostly matched that of a New England socialist.
As a vulnerable seat in the Senate, he could not be elected to a full term when he lost to Tommy Tuberville in the 2020 U.S. Senate election, canceling out one of the Senate seats Democrats have gained.
Doug Jones was born in 1954 in Fairfield, Alabama, to Gordon and Gloria Jones.
He began his career by working as staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for Democrat Senator Howell Heflin from Alabama.
16th Street Baptist Church bombing case
Jones prosecuted Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. and Bobby Frank Cherry, two members of the KKK, for their roles in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
Jones supports tax increases, like most other Democrats.
Jones opposes most, if not every restriction on abortion, even to the point of supporting partial birth abortion. While Jones claims to support gun rights and the Second Amendment, many of his statements show and prove that he really supports further gun control (he has a D grade from the NRA). In addition, many of Jones's statements on the Second Amendment show that he does not understand the purpose of the Second Amendment, as he implies it exists for hunting rights, rather than for U.S. citizens to hold the government accountable. He supports the homosexual agenda. Jones is running with the support of and funding from out-of-state liberals.
Jones supports a large, out of control federal government under the guise of stronger civil rights protections. Jones has also supported homosexual "marriage".
Jones and his wife, Louise New Jones, were married on December 12, 1992.
- McLaughlin, Seth (October 18, 2018). Sen. Doug Jones faces tricky political challenges in conservative Alabama ahead of 2020 re-election. The Washington Times. Retrieved October 18, 2018.