Received this e-mail today from the Voter Protection Project in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D. AL) re-election campaign:
Alabama Senator Doug Jones faces the toughest reelection race of any Democrat in November — and he voted to convict President Trump.We need more political courage like this! Sign our card to thank Doug Jones for taking a stand for what’s right, no matter the cost »
Doug Jones has been serving his country with integrity for decades.Before running for Senate, Doug fought for civil rights as a U.S. Attorney, successfully prosecuting two Ku Klux Klan members for the deadly 1963 Birmingham church bombing.This morning, Senator Jones issued a statement, saying:“On the day I was sworn in as a United States Senator, I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. At the beginning of the impeachment trial, I took a second oath to do ‘impartial justice’ according to the same Constitution I swore to protect…I did not run for Senate hoping to participate in the impeachment trial of a duly-elected President, but I cannot and will not shrink from my duty to defend the Constitution and to do impartial justice.… After many sleepless nights, I have reluctantly concluded that the evidence is sufficient to convict the President for both abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.“Pay attention, Senate Republicans — THIS is what fulfilling the oath of office looks like!Today, despite everything else that’s going on, let’s take a minute to THANK Senator Jones for putting country over politics »
All too often, we’re reaching out with news of a politician behaving badly. We’re grateful for Doug Jones for taking a political risk to do the right thing. We need more of this!Thanks for signing on,— the Voter Protection ProjectP.S. Every dollar of our Senate Battleground Fund will be used to ELECT courageous Democrats like Doug Jones and DEFEAT spineless Trump-enablers like Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst, and Mitch McConnell.