Doug Jones fires back against Moore’s Senate announcement

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – DECEMBER 13: Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) speaks during a December 13, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Jones stated that US President Donald Trump called him today to congratulate him on his victory. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Sen. Doug Jones has issued a tweet against Roy Moore’s announcement on Twitter.

Original Report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Roy Moore, a former Alabama judge who lost a Senate bid to Democrat Doug Jones in 2017, announced his decision to run for U.S. Senate again in 2020 Thursday afternoon.

Moore made his anticipated announcement at 2 p.m. in Montgomery. Watch below.

Moore was defeated by current U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in 2017 after sexual misconduct allegations against Moore surfaced.

President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. have both urged Moore against a 2020 campaign.

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