Trump predicts GOP will win back Jones's Alabama Senate seat after impeachment vote

Trump predicts GOP will win back Jones's Alabama Senate seat after impeachment vote
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President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE predicted on Saturday that Republicans would recapture the Alabama Senate seat held by Sen. Doug Jones (D) in November after Jones cast a vote to convict Trump on two articles of impeachment passed by the House.

The president indicated that he thought Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerThe first Southern state legalizes marijuana — what it means nationally H.R. 1/S. 1: Democrats defend their majorities, not honest elections McCarthy asks FBI, CIA for briefing after two men on terror watchlist stopped at border MORE (D-N.Y.) would have convinced Jones to vote against his removal from office, thus protecting Jones from political consequences.

"So good to see that Republicans will be winning the Great State of Alabama Senate Seat back, now that lightweight Senator @DougJones cast a partisan vote for the Impeachment Hoax. Thought his boss, Cryin’ Chuck, would have forced him to vote against the Hoax. A Do Nothing Stiff!"


Jones was one of several Democratic senators who were considered to be swing votes ahead of the president's acquittal vote last week, with others including Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinClose the avenues of foreign meddling Democrats see political winner in tax fight MSNBC's Joy Reid pans Manchin, Sinema as the 'no progress caucus' MORE (D-W.V.) sticking with their party and voting against the president on the vote that saw one Republican, Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTwo sheriff's deputies shot by gunman in Utah Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS On management of Utah public lands, Biden should pursue an accountable legislative process MORE (R-Utah), join with Democrats in their unsuccessful push to remove Trump over the articles of impeachment passed by the House.

He is up for reelection later this year after winning a special election to finish the remainder of the term begun by former Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Biden administration should resist 'slush-fund' settlements Garland should oppose Biden effort to reinstate controversial 'slush funds' practice MORE (R), who left the seat to accept a spot as attorney general in the Trump administration.