Doug Jones may be a Democrat, but he seems keenly aware of the fact that Alabama is a deeply red state. He hasn’t even been sworn in yet and he’s already defending Trump. This will outrage the left but who cares?
The New York Post reports:
Doug Jones breaks with top Democrats on Trump
Senator-elect Doug Jones is already breaking with some prominent Democrats by refusing to call for President Trump to step down over ongoing sexual harassment allegations.
“I don’t think that the president ought to resign at this point,” Jones (D-Ala.) told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
In his first round of Sunday show interviews since securing a stunning victory in red state Alabama over accused sexual predator Roy Moore, Jones said he doesn’t want to get bogged down in Trump’s sexual harassment allegations and would rather work on “real issues.”
“I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues,” Jones added. “Let’s get on with the real issues that are facing the people of this country right now.”…
Unlike other politicians who have stepped down, like Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers, Jones said the difference is the voters knew about these allegations and still elected Trump to the highest office.
“Those allegations were made and he was elected president of the United States,” Jones said. “I think the American people spoke.”
A reasonable Democrat? Amazing!