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Doug Jones named fellow at Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service

Jones is joined by other Georgetown fellows including the Associated Press’s Julie Pace and DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

Former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones.

Doug Jones, the now-former U.S. senator from Alabama, announced Tuesday that he’ll be teaching about justice in America at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service this spring. 

Jones made the announcement in a tweet Tuesday. He had been considered a frontrunner for the position of U.S. attorney general before President-elect Joe Biden named Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee for attorney general earlier this month. 

“Very excited to be a Spring 2021 Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Politics & Public Service. I’ll be discussing ‘Justice in America: Bridging the Divides.’ We’ll examine the relation between our divides & injustice, & how bridging those divides can bring about lasting change,” Jones said in the tweet. 

Attempts to reach Jones for comment weren’t immediately successful on Tuesday. 

Jones is joined by other Georgetown fellows, including Anatole Jenkins, National Director of States Organizing for Biden-Harris; Sara Sendek, former director of public affairs at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Guy Benson, host of the “Guy Benson Show” on Fox News Radio; Julie Pace, the Associated Press’s Washington bureau chief; and Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former U.S secretary of labor. 

The spring classes will be held virtually, according to Georgetown University’s announcement of the incoming spring fellows.

After Biden announced that Garland would be the next U.S. attorney general, Jones expressed his support for the judge as he moves into the role. 

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“Judge Merrick Garland will bring the integrity, professionalism and dedication to DOJ that is badly needed,” Jones wrote in a statement on Twitter on Jan. 7. “The events of yesterday only underscore the challenges that he and his talented team will face on day one and they will need everyone’s support. He and the team certainly have mine.”

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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