Doug Jones' opposition to Amy Coney Barrett's nomination doesn't sit well in Alabama

Doug Jones' opposition to Amy Coney Barrett's nomination doesn't sit well in Alabama


Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama is by far the most endangered Senate Democrat on the ballot in November, but that won’t stop him from thumbing his nose one last time at his state’s overwhelmingly conservative electorate.

Mr. Jones, who slipped into the Senate in a bizarre 2017 special election against a Republican accused of being a sexual predator and possible pedophile, is no stranger to tweaking Alabama voters.

He opposed the 2018 confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whom polls indicated most people in deep-red Alabama supported. He also defied voters early this year in voting to convict President Trump on the House-passed impeachment charges.

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Now, just weeks before standing for reelection, Mr. Jones bucked Alabama voters again by announced he will oppose Mr. Trump’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court, federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

It’s left Alabamans wondering if he wants to keep his Senate seat.

“I’ve wondered this myself,” said Christopher Kratzer, vice president of

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