Trump lashes out at Jones, predicts GOP Senate victory

President Donald Trump is predicting a GOP Senate victory in Alabama following Democrat Doug Jones’ vote at the impeachment trial.

Trump in a Tweet on Sunday lashed out at Jones as a “lightweight” and called his vote to convict “partisan.”

“So good to see that Republicans will be winning the Great State of Alabama Senate Seat back,” Trump wrote.

Lizzie Grams, a spokeswoman for Jones’ campaign, said the senator declined to comment. In a statement after his vote, Jones said he “reluctantly concluded” that the evidence was sufficient to convict Trump of both abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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“Senators are elected to make tough choices,” he said in the statement.

Jones faces reelection this fall in a heavily Republican state that Trump carried by 28 percentage points in 2016. In an upset, Jones narrowly won a special election for a vacant seat in 2017 against Republican nominee Roy Moore, who had been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers when he was in his thirties.

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