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Doug Jones speaks out about accusations against Roy Moore

Posted November 13, 2017 11:57 a.m. EST

— Days after accusations of sexual misconduct came out against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, Democratic hopeful Doug Jones spoke to us us about it. Jones talked about the accusations at a fish fry campaign event in Prichard. Here's what he had to say.

"I think he needs to do more then just simply deny them, he needs to answer the people of Alabama," said Jones. "It's his issue. It's his problem. They are serious allegations that need to be addressed specifically, not just in a general denial and blaming someone else," he added.

While Jones spoke briefly about Moore, he made it a point that his focus wasn't what's going on with Roy Moore. He says his focus is on winning come December.

Jones walked into his campaign event at the William Clark Family Life Center to a packed house with standing room only. As he and his special guest, Georgia Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis, came in the crowd erupted in applause and shouting.

Both Jones and Lewis spoke to the crowd. Lewis, who's a Troy, Alabama native, talked about his roots in Alabama and encouraged residents to get out and vote. He also spoke about the Democratic wins in Virginia and says he hopes the same thing happens in Alabama.

Almost a month away from the special election, on December 12, Jones says he'll spend the rest of his time on the campaign trail talking about the real issues at hand.

"So we're going to keep driving home that message about jobs in the economy, about the ship building plant here, our defense and how important the military is and the defense spending is to this state. Those are the issues that we are going to be talking about regardless."

Jones is hosting another campaign event along with the Bay Area Young Democrats and the Mobile Chapter of the NAACP in Downtown Mobile. At the event, there will be a free showing of the documentary, "Four Little Girls," at the restaurant Kazoola. The documentary is about the bombing in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. This is significant,because Jones was the prosecutor of two klan members responsible for the crime. According to organizers, the movie showing will start at 6:30 pm.