Today, Organizing for America emailed Alabama democrats asking them to reach out to U.S. Senator Doug Jones to urge him to vote against President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Prior to Kavanaugh being named Jones has said that he was open to voting for a Trump nominee.
“I’m open to voting yes. I’m open to voting no. We don’t know who the nominee is going to be yet,” Jones told CNNon the State of the Union Sunday morning. “I don’t think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it’s also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either.”
Time named Doug Jones “The 7 Senators to Watch on Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation.” saying:
Jones is another red-state Democrat who will face pressure, but he is not up for election this year. He has said that he will do a “thorough vetting of Judge Kavanaugh’s body of work” before making a decision and said that he is open to voting either way. “I don’t think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it’s also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either,” he told CNN before Kavanaugh was announced. He will be up for re-election in 2020, which means he will not face the same immediate pressure as the other red-state Democrats on this list but does have to worry about being on the same ballot as Trump, who will surely make a “no” vote an issue. He did not belong to the Senate when Gorsuch was confirmed.
Email from OFA below: