Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate in next month’s Alabama Senate special election against Republican Judge Roy Moore, previously defended a man with strong ties to the Ku Klux Klan and Holocaust deniers, FOX News has revealed.
Jones has boasted of the fact he successfully prosecuted two KKK members with links to the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four black children and injured many more.
However, in the 1980’s, Jones also defended Tom Posey in court over his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal, who had strong ties with the KKK and Holocaust deniers.
Posey was the founder of the Civilian Military Assistance (CMA) paramilitary group arming rebels in Nicaragua, which United Press International reported in 1986 as being “trailed by hints of shadowy connections, ranging from the CIA to the Ku Klux Klan, and members have been charged with an assortment of Latin American mischief, including gun running, drug smuggling, and assassination plots.”
One member of the CMA group was Chicago chapter leader Arthur Jones, who and described the Holocaust as “nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews.”
Jones successfully defended Posey in 1987 on charges of illegal arms shipping to the Nicaraguan rebels, when the U.S. was not officially at war with the former communist state.
“Doug’s commitment to civil and human rights has been unwavering, as demonstrated by his well-documented career,” a campaign spokesperson told FOX in a statement. “This case only involved Posey’s activities with the Contras and these charges were dismissed by a federal judge in Florida. Doug also represented Mr. Posey when he cooperated with congressional investigators.”
Jones also maintains a number of left-wing positions on issues such as abortion, the second amendment, and immigration, that typically do not appeal in a deep red state such as Alabama.
On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump reiterated his opposition to Jones’s candidacy, describing him as a “disaster” for his positions on crime, illegal immigration, the military, the second amendment and tax reform.
The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2017
A recent poll conducted by Sky Research found that Judge Roy Moore held a seven-point lead over Jones in the run-up to the election on 12th December.