So what about that loss in Alabama? Those voters sent a liberal to the U.S. Senate for the first time in 26 years.
Doug Jones defeated former Alabama Supreme Court judge Roy Moore.
Is it time for the GOP to take a good look at itself? Ken Blackwell, former member of President Donald Trump’s transition team, said no. This election was up to the voters of Alabama. They knew both candidates and could weigh the accusers and the accused. They could sort out fact from fiction and make a decision.
“It would have been great if the judge had won,” Blackwell said, “and we could have been more sure that the Trump agenda” would get done. We lost the vote, he added, but Doug Jones is a Democrat who represents Alabama. If he wants to keep the seat longer than a term, he will speak in a voice that echoes the people of Alabama.
“He will have a very difficult time being pro-choice in pro-life Alabama. He will have a very difficult time playing out the scheme of the left in conservative Alabama.”
Blackwell lays out the choices Jones will have to make.