Doug Jones hints he would accept Biden appointment

Media reports he is being considered for U.S. attorney general, and possibly other positions.
Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 7:23 PM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVY) -U.S. Senator Doug Jones believes it’s premature discuss his possible role in President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration.

“It is way too early for (Biden’s team) to start approaching people right now,” Jones said in an interview with WTVY’s Washington bureau.

The website Politico reports that Jones is among three contenders to become U.S. attorney general—the others are former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.

Other media outlets, including WTVY, previously reported Jones is being considered for the cabinet position.

It’s plausible, if not likely, that the Biden will offer Jones some role, if not attorney general. The two men have been friends since 1978 but, likely most important to Biden is the respect Jones receives from Republicans as well as his fellow Democrats.

While Jones, a former U.S. Attorney, deflects questions about a possible cabinet or other high-level appointment, he hints that he would accept a position, if offered.

“(Biden) knows if there is something available for me, I would be interested to try and help him,” said Jones, who lost his re-election bid last week.

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