Senate Democrat says he's not worried about losing Alabama seat if he votes against Trump in Senate trial

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said he’s not concerned about losing his Alabama seat if he votes against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE in the Senate trial. 

Jones told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that he plans to fulfill his oath as senator during Trump’s impeachment trial instead of worrying about whether his constituents in a primarily red state will vote him out of office.

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“If I did everything based on a pure and political argument, all I'd — you'd need is a computer to mash a button,” he said. “It's just not what this country's about. It's not what the founders intended. It's not what I intend to do.”

The Alabama senator called out the U.S. and the media for putting everything in “political terms” and highlighting “political consequences.”

“This is a much more serious matter than that,” Jones told Martha Raddatz. “This has to do with the future of the presidency and how we want our presidents to conduct themselves. It has all to do with the future of this Senate and how a Senate should handle impeachment, articles of impeachment that come over. That's how I'm looking at this.”

Jones was elected in a close special election in 2017 after Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDo people think ill of Jeff Sessions merely based on the sound of his voice? Appeals court rules Trump administration can withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities' GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman MORE became attorney general. He was pitted against Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreTrump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' The Hill's Campaign Report: Rising Klobuchar, Buttigieg face test in diverse states MORE, who had been accused of sexually assaulting minors. The senator will face an election in 2020 to potentially win a full term.

The Alabama senator voted against appointing Brett KavanaughBrett Michael Kavanaugh70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Justices bar Mexican parents from suing over fatal cross-border shooting of teen Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Arizona man MORE to the Supreme Court in 2018, so he could lose his Senate seat in a typically red state if he votes in favor of impeachment.