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Tommy Tuberville slams Doug Jones for convention speech

Republican Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville and Republicans criticized incumbent U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, for his comments on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Tuberville said that it is just another example of Jones supporting everything that Alabamians oppose and opposing everything that Alabamians support.

“Because he is one of them, Doug Jones looked comfortable sharing the convention spotlight with fellow liberals like Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, and other out-of-touch Socialists,” Tuberville said. “Just like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Doug Jones supports late-term abortion, promotes gun-grabbing regulations, opposes the Mexico border wall, and believes that President Trump’s tax cuts for working families should be repealed.”

“It’s another prime example of Doug Jones supporting everything that Alabamians oppose and opposing everything that Alabamians support,” Tuberville, the Republican nominee, said. “I stand proudly with the Donald Trump and Mike Pence ticket, and my votes in the U.S. Senate will reflect conservative Alabama values, not the liberal California and New York values that Doug Jones represents.”

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said that Jones embraced the left of the left at the Democratic National Convention.

“Senator Doug Jones embraced the ‘left of left’ at the DNC Convention by joining Bernie Sanders to endorse Joe Biden,” Lathan said. “The message from Michelle Obama was one of despair. Senator Jones lined up with his teammates who demand tax hikes, Medicare for All, ending private healthcare, taxpayers paying for abortions and illegal immigrants, defunding the police, ending border wall security and a focus on locking down gun ownership – although they purposely didn’t mention their beliefs to the nation.”

“Alabama is a deep red state where the vast majority of our voters uphold traditional, conservative values,” Lathan said. “By agreeing to participate in this ‘Liberals on Parade’ event, Senator Jones has clearly signaled who he aligns his core values with as he also repeatedly thumbs his nose at the majority of Alabamians who reject this radical platform and policies.”

Lathan continued, “Doug Jones said, ‘It’s not about what side of the aisle we are on. It’s about whether or not we are on the side of the people.’ Yet, he walks down the aisle of ignoring the majority over and over again. Alabama is tired of being ignored by Doug Jones. Our state is anxious to vote for a true conservative who will not ignore their voices anymore. Along with President Trump and Tommy Tuberville, we will reset this seat for Alabama on November”

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National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Paige Lindgren said that Jones’s speech was “less about advancing Alabama values and more of a left-wing audition tape for a spot in the Biden-Harris Administration.”

“Anti-Trump Democrat Doug Jones has turned his attention from representing the values of Alabama to a potential cabinet spot in a Biden-Harris administration,” Lindgren said. Jones’ speech shows, “The nation that he is another Anti-Trump, pro-abortion, anti-gun Washington liberal, who doesn’t share the values of Alabamians. His speaking on the same night as Bernie Sanders is reminder of who he counts as allies.”

Tuberville will face Jones in the Nov. 3 General Election.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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