Doug Jones says he will vote ‘no’ on Brett Kavanaugh

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U.S. Sen. Doug Jones confirmed in a statement Thursday night he will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

Jones called the testimony of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, “credible” in his explanation.

“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,” Jones said.

Jones further explained his reasoning on Twitter,  saying he was going to be on the “right side of history:”

I have called for:

—Complete disclosure of all documents
—Subpoena Mark Judge
—Postpone the vote Dr. Ford was credible & courageous.

What message will we send to our daughters & sons, let alone sexual assault victims? The message I will send is this—I vote no.

News broke Wednesday before the hearing that Jones, despite remaining publicly undecided, was expected “to be firmly in the ‘no’ column” in terms of whether or not he’d vote in favor of confirming Kavanaugh by Democratic Leadership.

Last week Jones tweeted that the Senate ought to “hit the pause button” on vote to confirm Kavanaugh following accusations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulting a women during their teenage years.

Ford, a psychology professor in Northern California, said Kavanaugh tried to “attack [her]and remove [her]clothing” during a party when both of them were high school students in Maryland in the early 80s.

Jones tweeted, “We cannot rush to move forward under this cloud.”

Since that time two more women have made accusations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh continues to call the allegations “completely false.”

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