From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
WASHINGTON — In a speech on the senate floor on Wednesday, Alabama Senator Doug Jones said he would be a vote to convict President Donald Trump of the articles of impeachment. That vote is expected to come later today.
Jones cited his belief that Trump’s actions were an “abuse of power” for his decision.
“After many sleepless nights, I have reluctantly concluded that the evidence is sufficient to convict the President for both abuse of power and obstruction of Congress,” Jones said.
Jones will face re-election in November. His opponent is expected to be one of a trio Republican front runners that include former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.
This has been a divisive time for our country, but as this chapter of history draws to a close, one thing is clear: our country deserves better than this. We must find a way to come together and to focus on what we have in common as Americans. https://t.co/xOjNuaQ3U1
— Doug Jones (@SenDougJones) February 5, 2020