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Hillary on Doug Jones' Win: 'Very Important Turning Point'

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By    |   Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:19 PM

Democrat Doug Jones' victory in Tuesday's Alabama special Senate election was a "turning point" in the left's resistance to President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton said.

Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, spoke to a Vancouver crowd Wednesday as part of her book tour. She was asked about Jones' win over Republican Roy Moore and what it means for Democrats.

"The combination of Roy Moore, Steve Bannon, and Donald Trump proved to be too much for a lot of Alabama Republicans to stomach," Clinton said. "For me, this was a very important turning point in basically holding President Trump and his most vitriolic, destructive advisers, led by Steve Bannon, accountable."

Clinton said Jones' triumph in the election, which was plagued by allegations that Moore sexually harassed and/or assaulted women 40 years ago when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s, bodes well for the country.

"Overall, it's really positive news for our country, for our values, for our common sense, and it is, I hope, the turning of the tide away from reality TV campaigns, the kind of horrible prejudicial, bigoted behavior and rhetoric that we've seen from too many, but we still have work to do," she said.

"People seem to be turning against the Trump philosophy and ideology, but we've got to make sure that we win elections in 2018. So it's a good sign, but it's by no means the end of the story."

According to The Canadian Press, Clinton also took a shot at Trump by referencing a recent report that he drinks as many as 12 Diet Cokes every day.

"Apparently he drinks a dozen of them a day. I don't know what that does to your brain," she said.

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