When Doug Jones was elected senator as a Democrat in Alabama, he had two basic paths open to him: He could be a wannabe-Republican in a doomed effort to be re-elected from the deep red state, or he could maintain his dignity and uphold his principles. He chose the latter path, and continues to do so on impeachment.
“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,” Jones said in a statement. After considering those oaths and all of the evidence, “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.”