Democratic Alabama Sen. Doug Jones took a bold stance against his own former client, Democratic Alabama State Rep. John Rogers, on Thursday after Rogers suggested Donald Trump Jr. should have been aborted.
“The rhetoric of Rep. John Rogers gets more appalling each time he speaks. He does not speak for the people of Alabama and is in fact offending all Alabamians with his crude and reprehensible comments,” Jones tweeted.
The rhetoric of Rep. John Rogers gets more appalling each time he speaks. He does not speak for the people of Alabama and is in fact offending all Alabamians with his crude and reprehensible comments. https://t.co/ZLI8e83Z2d
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) May 2, 2019
Rogers sparked considerable backlash Wednesday after he argued that abortion was necessary because “unwanted or unloved” children were far more likely to turn to lives of crime and thus more likely to end up on death row.
“You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” he said. (RELATED: Catholic Mom And Legendary Porn Star Agree: Killing Babies Is Bad)
After being called out by Donald Trump Jr, who called the comments “stomach curling” and “truly sickening,” Rogers doubled down. He laughed, calling Trump Jr. “evidently retarded or crazy,” and saying that his existence was a good argument for abortion.
“He’s evidently retarded or crazy.”
— WVTM 13 (@WVTM13) May 2, 2019
Jones, who reportedly served as Rogers’ attorney as recently as 2010, was one of three Senate Democrats willing to break with the party and vote in favor of the GOP-led Abortion Survivors Born Alive Act. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania joined Jones in that move.