By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Senator-elect Doug Jones will be formally sworn in in Washington as Alabama’s new U.S. Senator by Vice President Mike Pence.
Traditionally a new senator is escorted by the senior Senator from the state; but Jones, a Democrat, has chosen to be accompanied by his long time friend, former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden served in the Senate for decades beginning in 1972. Jones is a former aide to then Sen. Howell Heflin and knew Biden from that era of his life.