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

President Trump 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 Schumer (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!”

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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 Manchin (D-W.V.) sticking with their party and voting against the president on the vote that saw one Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney (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 Sessions (R), who left the seat to accept a spot as attorney general in the Trump administration.

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