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Doug Jones expresses support for next U.S. attorney general

Jones had been a frontrunner for the AG position, but Wednesday Biden selected Garland to lead the Justice Department.

Former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones on Thursday, the day after rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, threw his support behind President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. attorney general, federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland. 

Jones had been a frontrunner for the AG position, but on Wednesday Biden announced he had selected Garland to lead the Justice Department.

Jones lost to now-Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, in the November election. 

“Judge Merrick Garland will bring the integrity, professionalism & dedication to DOJ that is badly needed,” Jones said in a tweet Thursday. “The events of yesterday only underscore the challenges that he & his talented team will face on day 1 & they will need everyone’s support. He & the team certainly have mine.”

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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