Jones Says His Vote to Convict Trump Was Not Partisan

Sen. Doug Jones at Cumberland School of Law 2.7.2020. (Source: Nick Patterson)

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones today said that after considering the evidence through the lens of a prosecutor, he had no choice but to convict President Donald Trump of the impeachment charges brought by the House of Representatives.

Ultimately, Jones said, it came down to a president putting his personal interests above the interests of the nation.

Jones made the remarks to Cumberland School of Law students and faculty at Samford University in a talk designed to give the future lawyers from his alma mater insight into how he thought through the process and reached what he said was not political decision on his part.

Jones voted with other Democrats in the Senate on Wednesday in favor of the House effort to oust Trump from office. The vote was 52-48, mostly along party lines.