The Alabama Senate Race proved to be an embarrassment for Republicans, who decided to back a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, Islamaphobic candidate who was also an alleged pedophile. And though the election was close, as Donald Trump himself said, “a win is a win.” But where the President has accepted defeat, some Republicans can’t grasp the fact that Alabama now has a Democratic Senator.
The chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee, Sen. Cory Gardner (CO), believes that Doug Jones should do the right thing and truly represent Alabama by choosing to vote with the Senate Republican Majority.”
And Ronna McDaniel, the party’s chairwoman, thinks that since Alabama voted for Trump, Jones is obligated to support the President’s agenda.
Dog Jones is pro-choice, believes in climate change, supports Obamacare, wants to pass the DREAM Act, and opposes the GOP tax bill. This is who the people of Alabama voted for—not a Republican, and certainly not someone who will vote with the majority just because they’re the majority.
In fact, Doug Jones won in part because people in Alabama—mostly Black voters—were specifically voting against the Republicans and Donald Trump.
If the Republicans wanted Jones’ help, there is something they could have done—supported him to begin with. The GOP chose to back a candidate who can’t go to a local shopping mall because he would stalk teenage girls. Now they want the elected Democrat to abandon his principles and join them?
Thant’s not why people voted for him.