Jones promises he will consider voting Republican in the Senate

Jones promises he will consider voting Republican in the Senate
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Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on Sunday said he will “of course” consider voting with Republicans on certain issues once he is sworn into the upper chamber.

He also pledged to look for areas where he can work across the aisle.

“Of course I do,” Jones told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if he will have to weigh voting with Republicans due to his state’s strong Republican base.

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Jones won the Alabama special election last week after a heated contest against Republican nominee Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreHillicon Valley: Dem blasts groups behind Senate campaign disinformation effort | FCC chief declines to give briefing on location-data sales | Ocasio-Cortez tops lawmakers on social media | Trump officials to ease drone rules Domestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Jones asks federal officials to investigate misinformation campaign tactics in Alabama Senate race MORE. Jones’s narrow victory made him the first Democrat to win a Senate election in Alabama since 1992.

“I’m going to talk to people on both sides of the aisle, try to figure out what I think is in the best interest of my state and in the country,” Jones told Jake Tapper. 

But the Alabama Democrat said he should not be expected to vote with either party uniformly.

“Now, don’t expect me to vote solidly for Republicans or Democrats,” he said.

Jones hinted that infrastructure could be an issue where he may find common ground with Republicans.

Jones’s victory over Moore, who has yet to concede the race, provides the GOP with a razor-thin majority of 51 Republicans in the Senate.