U.S. Sen. Doug Jones released a statement today on Roy Moore’s decision, announced today, to run for the Republican nomination for senate again in 2020.
Jones, a Democrat, defeated Moore in 2017.
Jones said Moore running makes Republicans more extreme.
“Today, Roy Moore has made what was already going to be a divisive Republican primary even more polarizing and extreme,” Jones said. “We don’t need any more of that. Worse, it’s now clear that my opponent will either be an extremist like Roy Moore or someone handpicked by Mitch McConnell to be his Senator, not Alabama’s. The only question left is who will be McConnell’s choice?”
Jones said he offers practical solutions, not extreme partisanship.
“I want to talk to Alabamians about solutions to improve all of our lives, address very real health care concerns, better education, strengthen our security, both militarily and economically, and help attract more businesses to our state,” Jones said. “It comes down to solving problems, not divisive partisanship or extreme ideas that do nothing for Alabama families.”