Tommy Tuberville released a campaign ad, his first of the general election, attacking U.S. Senator Doug Jones with false and misleading claims.
TUBERVILLE: He supports open borders and gun grabbers.
FACT CHECK: FALSE.
Senator Jones is a sportsman who strongly supports the Second Amendment. He is an avid hunter and shooter with a safe full of firearms, many of which have been passed down through generations. He believes in the Second Amendment and has introduced legislation to tackle Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), one of the most significant issues facing hunters today. He is on record opposing an assault-weapons buy-back program, saying, “I think that’s wrong.”
TUBERVILLE: Jones even wants to raise your taxes,
then use your money to pay for abortions.
FACT CHECK: FALSE.
Senator Jones has never voted for a tax increase. Tuberville knows that Senator Jones’s record of bipartisan achievement—21 bipartisan bills signed into law by President Trump; honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce three times this year for his bipartisan, pro-growth voting record—is exactly what Alabamians want from their U.S. Senator, so he has to make things up whole cloth to tear Senator Jones down.
Senator Jones supports the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used for abortions except for cases of rape, incest, and the endangerment of the life of the mother. Though there are deep disagreements on the issue of abortion, Senator Jones respects those who oppose abortion on religious grounds and believes that Alabamians have more in common than people realize. Senator Jones opposes late-term abortions and was one of only three Democrats to vote for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which mandates that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child delivered at the same gestational age.
The Senator has advocated for numerous pieces of pro-family legislation, including the Healthy MOM Act, which would make it easier for pregnant women to get health insurance; the Foster Care Tax Credit Act, which ensures that financial reasons do not prevent loving families from opening their homes to foster children; the Maternal Outcomes Matter (MOM) Act, which would provide additional federal resources to implement best practices in maternal care to help reduce maternal deaths; and the Adoption Opportunities Act, which would reduce barriers to adoption, and strengthen pre- and post-adoption support services in Alabama.