Doug Jones a ‘No’ on Kavanaugh — ‘Process Has Been Flawed from the Beginning and Incomplete at the End’

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Late Thursday, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) made it official and announced he would not vote for Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

There was some speculation Jones was already a “no” vote, as pointed out in a Politico story earlier this week. In a statement to the press, Jones made it official.

“The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning and incomplete at the end. Dr. Ford was credible and courageous and I am concerned about the message our vote will be sending to our sons and daughters, as well as victims of sexual assault. I will be voting no.”

The junior Alabama senator had resisted earlier calls to commit to voting for Kavanaugh despite polling showing a majority of Alabamians wanting Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The Alabama Democrat, who defeated former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore a year ago, is up for re-election in 2020.

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