AL.com: The Doug Jones campaign is using U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s, R-Ala., words against Roy Moore into digital advertisements after Alabama’s senior senator gave an interview Sunday criticizing Moore.
The Jones campaign cut two new digital ads hours after Shelby’s appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” in which Shelby said he believed the women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct, couldn’t vote for Moore and believed his party “could do better” than support Moore.
“(W)e call it a tipping point,” Shelby told CNN’s Jake Tapper about the allegations against Moore. “I think, so many accusations, so many cuts, so many drip, drip, drip — when it got to the 14-year-old’s story, that was enough for me. I said I can’t vote for Roy Moore.”
“I didn’t vote for Roy Moore. I wouldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I think the Republican Party can do better,” Shelby added.
Jones used footage of Shelby in television ads earlier this month after the senator announced he would not be voting for Moore and instead would be writing in a “distinguished Republican” on his ballot. The Jones campaign also quoted Shelby in an ad attacking Moore over the allegations.