Last week, after Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race, Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner invited Jones to consider voting with Republicans. Here’s what Gardner said the night of the election:
“Tonight’s results are clear– the people of Alabama deemed Roy Moore unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate. I hope Senator-elect Doug Jones will do the right thing and truly represent Alabama by choosing to vote with the Senate Republican majority.”
It’s not an outlandish suggestion. Had Jones not faced a fatally flawed candidate in Moore, he would not have won his election. The numbers of registered Republicans vs. registered Democrats just don’t work out for Democrats in Alabama.
That didn’t stop the throngs of liberals on Twitter from ridiculing Gardner for such a ridiculous suggestion. Here’s one guy on Twitter who mocked Gardner:
What is Senator #CoryGardner smoking? Our co-opted (and now semi-delusional) #Colorado senator thinks newly elected Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones might vote with him in lockstep with the Trump Republicans. #Coloradans deserve better than clueless Cory https://t.co/X3PeIQwQ6o
— Watch Cory Gardner (@WatchSenGardner) December 16, 2017
Fast forward a few days, according to The Hill: