DSCC Chairman Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama:
“In the last two months, Doug Jones traveled more than 8,100 miles to meet with Alabamians, hear their stories and share his vision to get things done for Alabama families: secure good-paying jobs, invest in public schools across the state and make health care more affordable. Tonight, Alabamians told Doug they need him to travel a little further up to Washington and put his ideas to work in the U.S. Senate. This race took a lot of unexpected turns but there was always one constant: Doug Jones would proudly represent Alabamians and we are proud to welcome him.
“Today, in one of the most Republican states in the nation, the people of Alabama chose common decency and integrity over partisan politics. Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee did the opposite, siding with a candidate who wanted to drag Alabama back to the days of George Wallace and faced a mountain of credible evidence that he had engaged in child sexual abuse. At his recent rally, President Trump said Roy Moore stood for Republican and Alabama values. Today, the people of Alabama sent a very different message: they soundly rejected the new Republican Party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump and their toxic agenda. President Trump, Republican Senate candidates and the Republican National Committee showed us exactly who they are by standing with Roy Moore — and we will make sure voters do not forget it.”