Democrats cheered after Doug Jones narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for U.S. Senate. However, Jones’ appearance on CNN yesterday might pour some cold water over that celebration:
Sen.-elect Doug Jones of Alabama doesn’t join the several Senate Democrats calling for President Trump to step down: “I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues … I don’t think the President ought to resign right now” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/EAY9mhL1QI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 17, 2017
Uh oh, could the honeymoon be over already?
How soon do you think the Democrats will turn on Doug Jones for not jumping on their "get rid of Trump" bandwagon?
— WeCATS (@WeCatsCorp) December 17, 2017
Ehh. Another 5-10 minutes. ???
— JoJo (@NotreDameBaby) December 17, 2017
This is going to send ❄️ snowflakes into a frenzy
— Wildhawgz (@DrewSmith29) December 17, 2017
Jones’ comments about Trump did indeed cause major concern in anti-Trump circles:
What does he mean “don’t get distracted” ? Our country is in a desperate situation and it is because of Potus.
— Patty F (@pfrigetto) December 17, 2017
Congratulations Sen. elect Jones. You have provided the final straw to my resolve NEVER to cast another vote for any WASP male candidate. Signed, a WASP male voter. https://t.co/g529msRwN6
— Les (@lesssatx) December 17, 2017
Anyone else getting odd vibes from Jones?
— vicky smelcer (@Disgusted_InTN) December 17, 2017
That's a very disappointing response
— Xandrea Rapier (@MissXRapier) December 17, 2017
What the actual F**K is wrong with you! https://t.co/0bZZqpJKlm
— What Is This Moral Compass You Speak Of?? (@watmoralcompass) December 18, 2017
The first wrong and stupidest thing Senator-elect @GDouglasJones has said since election.
— Dan (@SirDanielJ) December 17, 2017
— she persisted ? (@kdkneisley) December 17, 2017
Well, that’s disappointing.
— Mark H. (@markLhamm) December 18, 2017
Trump needs to go like yesterday
— EndoraRESISTS (@Endoraknows) December 17, 2017
— ChristmastimeKat? (@TheatreChick76) December 17, 2017
Looking like Jones could be a one term senator.
— Edward DeLoach (@bubbadeloach) December 17, 2017
Looks like there might be trouble in “Resistance” paradise!