Doug Jones defends record against Donald Trump, Roy Moore in Huntsville

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Alabama Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Doug Jones spent his day Tuesday refuting claims made against him by President Donald Trump and his Republican opponent Roy Moore.

“My record speaks for itself, I know my record on crime and criminal justice issues, I know my record on everything else,” Jones said during a news conference in Huntsville.

Jones defended himself after President Donald Trump broke his silence and avowed his support for Moore for first time since Moore was accused of sexually pursuing at least nine women when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens.

“I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Jones, I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.”

According to a report from WHNT, Jones also countered claims by the Moore campaign that he would be weak on national defense.

“Use the same old same old, blah blah blah, that he’s weak on defense, bologna! I’ve got a family, I’ve got granddaughters, and I’m going to protect them folks,” Jones said according to WHNT.

Jones faces Moore in the special election on Dec. 12.