JAYAPAL ON JONES’ HISTORIC WIN: "NOT JUST A VICTORY FOR ALABAMA - IT’S A VICTORY FOR OUR COUNTRY."
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to Doug Jones’ historic victory in Alabama:
“Doug Jones’ win tonight is not just a victory for Alabama – it’s a massive victory for our country! In a sharp rebuke of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and their anti-American, hate-filled agenda, voters in Alabama blocked a pedophile bigot from serving in the U.S. Senate.
“Tonight’s victory is a testament to the power of organizing and mobilizing. Specifically, engaging communities of color, women, progressives, and everyone who showed up to the polls to not only send a Democrat to the Senate, but also completely reject the Trump agenda.
“Every Republican in the country should think long and hard about their support for Donald Trump and what he stands for. We will take on every single politician who has put their party before country by supporting Trump.
“Thank you to the voters of Alabama for giving us hope again, and for standing for human decency. We have work to do to fight for equality and opportunity for all – this election puts us squarely on that path.”