Oh Sheila Jackson Lee. Please call your office, ma’am. Stat.
Congrats for Democrat Doug Jones poured in all over social media after he defeated Republican Roy Moore last night in a hotly contested Alabama Senate race that was widely viewed by political analysts as a referendum on the agenda of President Trump:
With 100 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, Jones led Moore by a 49.9-48.4 percent margin, a difference of just under 21,000 votes; slightly more than 22,000 voters cast write-in ballots.
Jones’ victory is the first by a Democrat in an Alabama Senate race in 25 years and a powerful rebuke to both the Republican party, which sees it’s majority in the Senate cut to a single legislator, and President Donald Trump who supported two consecutive losing candidates in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat.
One of Jones’ well-wishers was Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who weighed in on Twitter with her thoughts on the election. Except she left many wondering as to exactly who it was she was congratulating in her tweet:
Er, um – Doug Moore?
Who is Doug Moore? https://t.co/RjdH5ozwFG
— Sister Toldjah ? (@sistertoldjah) December 13, 2017
American Lens‘ own AP Dillon gave it a good guess:
Maybe she meant Roger. pic.twitter.com/EYyq2RmJXo
— A.P. Dillon (@APDillon_) December 13, 2017
Twitter user Tracey Shapiro hit on what is perhaps closer to the real answer:
He’s Roy Jones’ brother, silly! https://t.co/vTh1oi4R1H
— Tracey Shapiro (@Tracey1024) December 13, 2017
Ha! Could this be the start of a new hashtag?
How about #WeAreAllGladThisRaceIsOver? I’m kinda leaning towards that one myself.
For what it’s worth, Roy Moore has not yet conceded the race and is reportedly planning on requesting a recount.
As for Jackson Lee, the Texas Congressional representative managed to make a whole lot of people laugh in a closely-watched race where there was very little for many of us to smile about regardless of who won.
Never change, Rep. Jackson Lee. Never ever change.
(Originally published at American Lens)