December 12, 2017 — Today, Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, congratulated Doug Jones on his victory in the Alabama special election to fill an open United States Senate seat.
“We congratulate Senator-elect Doug Jones on running a hard fought race that focused on lifting people up instead of bringing them down,” said Peter Ambler, Executive Director, Giffords. “Alabama voters could not support Roy Moore’s record of ignoring the rule of law, disparaging entire groups of Americans, and sexual misconduct with girls.
Throughout his career Jones has sought justice for those who have not received it and will continue that effort in the United State Senate. We look forward to working with him to keep our communities safe by confronting the gun violence epidemic devastating our country.”