“I have been waiting all my life and now I just don’t know what the hell to say!” an overwhelmed Doug Jones told his election night party after his stunning come-from-behind win over GOP candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night in Alabama.
“We have shown, not just the state of Alabama, but we have shown the country, the way we can be unified,” Doug Jones said Tuesday night in becoming the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter of a century.
“At end of the day, this entire race has been about dignity and respect. This campaign has been about the rule of law,” he said.
“This campaign has been about common courtesy and decency, and making sure everyone in this state, regardless of which zip code you live in, is going to get a fair shake in life,” Jones told his campaign staff after giving Steve Bannon’s darling a thumping
“To all of my future colleagues in Washington –”
“Help is on the way!” screamed one of his party attendees, interrupting Jones. The crowd roared.
“…we’ve tried to make sure this campaign was about finding common ground and actually getting things done for the people,” Jones said, grinning.
“So I have a challenge to my future colleagues in Washington: Don’t wait on me!”
“Take this election from the great state of Alabama. Take this opportunity, in light of this election, and go ahead and fund that CHIP program before I get up there. Put it aside and let’s do it for those millions of kids.”
That should make ABC late-night star Jimmy Kimmel happy. The previous night, Kimmel blasted Congress for holding the Children’s Health Insurance Program hostage. The program is designed to cover children whose parents make too much money to be eligible for Medicaid, but can’t afford private health insurance.
“I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this,” an exasperated Kimmel told viewers as he held his baby son, Billy, who recently underwent another heart surgery. “I don’t know what could be more disgusting than putting a tax cut that mostly goes to the rich, ahead of the lives of children.”