Doug Jones addresses Trump's soft on crime tweet

Published: Nov. 29, 2017 at 3:18 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2017 at 8:31 AM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Doug Jones stopped by in Tuscaloosa County Tuesday, taking limited questions from reporters but addressing some issues many Alabamians care about.

He didn't talk about the pro-choice and pro-life debate or his thoughts on write-in candidates.

However, he did mention healthcare and cracking down on crime.

Crime is something President Trump has said Doug Jones is soft on.

"Not basing something on a quick short or tweet or soundbite. Look at my record I'm very proud of the record I've had as a prosecutor," said Doug Jones, U.S. Senate Democratic Nominee.

The Democratic nominee is known for prosecuting Ku Klux Klan members who killed four girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing but how does he plan to crack down on crime now, if elected. 

"It's a community effort, it's not just a DA or prosecutor or law enforcement," said Jones.

"We've had the wind at our backs even before all the allegations that have surfaced recently," said Jones.

He's referring to his opponent Roy Moore and the turmoil surrounding his campaign due to the allegations of sexual misconduct.

"I still don't see him talking about the issues he wants to call, name he wants to divert issues about the serious issues his campaign faces," said Jones.

Jones visited DCH Hospital Northport Campus to talk healthcare. 

He's aware of the recent announcement about Winston County's only hospital closing.

"We are still losing a lot of rural healthcare facilities in this state because of the lack of Medicaid dollars that have come in," said Jones.

A problem Jones said he wants to work across the isle to fix.

"We got to quit playing political football with healthcare and we got to get down to the basics and try to figure out what's working and what's not working," said Jones.

Jones biggest message to voters is that they should thoroughly do their research before casting their ballots.

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