Politicians weigh-in as Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

Doug Jones victory
Doug Jones celebrated his victory in a special Senate election in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday night.

Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter of a century on Tuesday night when he bested former Alabama Chief Justice, Republican Roy Moore.

Following Jones’ victory, politicians from both sides of the aisle took to social to weigh-in on the results.

See ​their reactions below:

Alabama 7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell:

Honored to welcome the Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones to the United States Senate!!

Terri Sewell and Doug Jones
[Photo courtesy of Rep. Sewell’s Facebook page]

2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton:

Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who’ll make them proud.

And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can — and must — compete everywhere.


Democratic U.S. Sen. from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren:

Tonight Alabama is sending a powerful message across the country. The American people will fight back against bigotry, hate &, yes, pedophilia – & reject a man totally unfit to serve in the US Senate. Republican, Democrat, Independent – on this, there will be no compromise.

Republican U.S. Sen. from Arizona Jeff Flake:

Decency wins.

Republican Gov. of Ohio John Kasich:

Thankfully, today enough Republicans chose country over party. Tomorrow we must redouble our efforts to support candidates worthy of the office they seek.

California 43rd District U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters:

How many diet cokes did Trump consume while he gulped and waited for the defeat of his pedophile candidate?? #swishswish

Democratic U.S. Sen. from New York Chuck Schumer:

Roy Moore was an awful candidate & should never have gotten to the Senate. But make no mistake, just like in VA, Dems are energized, focused more on the middle class & those struggling to get there, & things are looking better & better for 2018.

Doug Jones will be an outstanding Senator who will represent Alabama well. He was a great candidate and will be an even better Senator.

Former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden:

Doug Jones. Thank you, Alabama. You’ve elected a man of incredible integrity, grit, and character. A fighter for working class and middle class Alabamians. He is going to make you proud in the Senate.