washington - Doug Jones, the newly elected Democrat Senator from Alabama, said Sunday in a message to his new colleagues that he will be independent. ' I work with both parties. Do not expect me to vote for the Democrats invariably. On certain topics I could choose the Republicans \u0026 # x27; \u0026 # x27 ;, says Jones in the CNN program State of the Union.
Jones defeated the Republican candidate Roy Moore last week in the interim election. Moore was heavily contested by accusations of sexual harassment. Partly because of this, the arch conservative state is now represented in the Senate for the first time in 25 years by a Democrat as successor to Jeff Sessions. He joined the Trump government as a minister.