Warren: Doug Jones should be seated without delay

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday called for Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-Ala.) to be seated in the Senate "without any delay" following his special election victory in Alabama.

Jones on Tuesday night defeated his GOP opponent, Roy Moore, in the race to replace Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Democrats bicker over strategy on impeachment McCabe says he would 'absolutely not' cut a deal with prosecutors MORE in the upper chamber.

Jones is the first member of his party to win a Senate seat in the state since 1992.


The results of Alabama's special election will have to be certified before Jones can be seated.

On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled the winner of the Alabama Senate special election wouldn't be sworn in before the Senate wraps up its work for the year.

"Sen. Strange is going to be here through the end of this session," McConnell told reporters, referring to Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who was appointed to the seat in February, when asked about the Senate race's impact on the timeline for tax reform.

Senators are hoping to wrap up their work for the year next week, which would mean McConnell would be able to depend on Strange's vote on tax reform and funding the government.

Jones's win means the GOP will have just a 51-49 edge in the Senate for the next year.