We should really take a look at the Democratic opponent of Republican child molester Roy Jones. His name is Doug Jones, and he did this:
In 1997, then-President Bill Clinton named Jones as the United States attorney for the Northern District of Alabama in Birmingham. Five years later in 2002, Jones served as the lead prosecutor in the lawsuit against two of the four Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in September 1963. This act of racial violence killed four African-American girls during church services. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had called it “one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.”Jones was also involved in the prosecution of Eric Rudolph, whose 1998 attack on a Birmingham abortion clinic killed an off-duty police officer. Rudolph was sentenced in 2005, after Jones left office.Referencing his time going after the KKK, Jones wrote a Huffington Post op-ed in September, saying that he does not want to let history repeat itself.“Sadly, the pattern of violence as a response to hope has reasserted itself,” he wrote. “We saw it in the Charleston church massacre in 2015. We saw it on display in Charlottesville this past August. We’ve seen it in the attacks on mosques and synagogues, and against the LGBT community. We see it in the hostility toward the Latino community. We cannot sweep this violence under the rug. We must address the forces that lead to it and prosecute those who perpetrate such acts,” Jones wrote.Jones won the Democratic primary in August, defeating seven other candidates and taking home 63.6% of the vote.
Here’s what I can’t wrap my mind around. The people of Alabama have a choice: They can pick a pedophile who molests 14-year-old girls, or they can pick a man who prosecuted the racists who murdered four little girls in a bombing of a Birmingham church during the height of the civil-rights movement.
And the political experts believe the child molester will win.
To quote the immortal Neil Young:
Alabama. You’ve got the rest of the Union to help you along. What’s going wrong?