Back in November of this year, beleaguered former Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions picked himself up and threw himself into the Alabama U.S. Senate race for 2020. This is for the seat that was lost by Roy Moore to Doug Jones after Sessions left it to go help President Trump, but Sessions was later fired by Trump, likely for inaction and recusing himself during the Mueller investigation. The investigation where Robert Mueller found that President Trump did in fact not collude with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
Sessions has praised Trump recently and continued to tout himself as the first Senator to support Trump for president in 2016, despite everything else. Clearly, he is vying for the support of President Trump to try to win his old seat back. Doug Jones, knowing that it’s normally a red seat, is flirting with voting in Trump’s favor if the more recent impeachment from the U.S. House makes its way to a Senate trial.
Axios reported a quote from the video below of Senator Jones stating:
“What I’m trying to do, because quite frankly I didn’t sit in front of the TV set the entire time the last two or three months, I have been trying to read this. I have been trying to see if the dots get connected. If that is the case, I think it’s a serious matter, I think it’s an impeachable matter. But if those dots aren’t connected and there are other explanations that I think are consistent with innocence, I will go that way too.”— Doug Jones
See Doug Jones in the video below:
Big League Politics reports:
Democrats are already the minority party in the senate, and losing votes within their own caucus in impeachment proceedings essentially ensures they’d have no chance to convict the President after ramming an impeachment resolution through the House of Representatives.
Jones is a Democrat in a heavily red state who faces an uphill battle to win reelection in 2020. A vote to impeach the President on spurious accusations revolving around withholding foreign aid from Ukraine would all but ensure he’d lose in a landslide to a Republican, especially considering Alabama political heavyweight and former Senator Jeff Sessions has announced a campaign to win back his old seat.
At this point it seems doubtful if a Senate trial will even occur, considering Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has refused to actually send articles of impeachment to the Senate until she’s guaranteed a “fair trial,” providing Democrats an excuse to avoid politically embarrassing impeachment proceedings in a legislative chamber where they can’t dictate the agenda.
It’s hard to say what will end up happening but Jones may want to consider going as far as U.S. House Rep. Jeff Van Drew of NJ did and leave the Democrat party altogether if he wants to hold his seat, but that is a rare occurrence, and while possibly, highly unlikely. What seems to be for sure is that this impeachment fiasco is backfiring on Democrats as even Fox News’ left-leaning Juan Williams has admitted in recent days that the impeachment has had a negative effect in polls on the Democrats. Recently Jeff Sessions commented that he sees zero chance of President Trump being removed in the Senate. See video below:
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