Senator Mitt Romney of Utah deserves a lot of credit for his decision to convict Donald Trump on one impeachment count.
But Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama deserves equal respect and financial support from anyone who realizes what a gamble he took in voting to convict Trump on both impeachment counts, in a state where the Republican Party has such a strong hold.
Jones is one of only three Democratic Senators in the states that made up the Civil War Confederate States, only joined by Virginia’s two Senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner.
Jones has distinguished himself as a “Profile in Courage” in his two years in the Senate, succeeding the infamous Jeff Sessions, and defeating the equally infamous Roy Moore, former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, in the special election that followed.
Jones faces either Sessions or Moore in November, and is the one really endangered Democratic Senator up for reelection.
Let us hope that many contribute to keep Doug Jones in the US Senate!
Realize that Jones was able to have a successful prosecution of those involved in the infamous 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham in 1963, which killed four African American young girls, bringing the perpetrators to justice in 2001 and 2002, nearly four decades after the horrific event.
This is a good, decent man, and Alabama and the nation deserve him to stay in the US Senate!