Moore win would 'harken us back to days of segregation': Alabama congresswoman

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., joins "This Week" just days ahead of the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacant Senate seat.
5:06 | 12/10/17

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Transcript for Moore win would 'harken us back to days of segregation': Alabama congresswoman
And let's bring in representative Terry sewell. The only Democrat in the Alabama congressional dellization. She'll be campaigning with Doug Jones later today. Congressman sewell. I want your reaction to Dean young. He says Moore's accusers are lie yars. Your response? Listen, the people of Alabama deserve a senator whose character and integrity and veracity won't be in question day one in the United States senate. And we're working hard to make the case for Doug Jones. At the end of the day, they're putting party before people. Party before principle. There's no reason to doubt these women. Independent corroboration. Contemporaneous accounts. And able people who didn't know each other. At the end of the day when Roy Moore, if the he should win, goes to Washington, we'll always be questioning his character. And I believe, and I know, that lawmakers part of it is that we have to work together. Across the aisle. In order the get things done. And there's only one candidate in this race who has earned the right to be the United States senator and that's Doug Jones. But, congresswoman -- I know he's been out there making the case. But tease are very serious accusations. Against Roy Moore. Why is this race even close? Listen, the state of Alabama voted for this president by 28 points. The fact that we're closed and narrowed into a statistical dead heat is really important. I believe that the people of Alabama, this -- realize that this election is about the soul of the nation. And the soul of Alabama. And, we who have been proud alabamans know that we have been trying the to overcome our painful past. And -- this -- this candidate, Roy Moore, will only take us backwards. And harken us back to the days of segregation. Doug Jones will take us forward. I believe the people of Alabama understand somewhat at stake. And all the -- the strategists can keep saying is that -- only Roy Moore will be behind this president's agenda. Um, so, they're putting party over principle. Party over the people. And I hope that the folks of Alabama, I plooefr that the folks of Alabama will see through this and choose to vote for the right candidate. Over, partisan politics. And congresswoman, I want to get your reaction to mailer that the Jones campaign sent out to voters. Which says, think of a black man went after high school girls anyone would try to make him a senator? Many view that mailer as racially insensitive. One African-American voter told a local news outlet he no longer plans to vote after receiving the ad, saying, for his campaign to put this flyer out sit a complete slap in the face. You're the only African-American representing Alabama in congress. Was that a mistake? Well, listen. Ads don't, mailers don't vote. It's people who vote. And I really believe that the folks of Alabama ill see through all of this nonsense about Roy Moore. At the end of the day -- W Was the mailer a mistake? I know people vote and mailers don't? Was it a mistake? Yeah. I don't think folks are concentrating on one piece of literature. We have to look at the evidence and facts to what Doug Jones is saying as to why he's the right candidate. One of those facts is -- Doug Jones' position on abortion. Let me read what he said in September. I'm a firm believer that a woman should have the right to choose what happens to her own body. A pew research center study found that 58% of adults in Alabama think aboring borgs should be illegal in all or most cases. Why should Alabama voters vote for Jones if they disagree with him on his stance on abortion? Because we should not be voting on just one issue. Look at the full body of issues from health care to education to the economy. We need someone in Washington who will be an asset to the state of Alabama and help us bring industry to Alabama. And not a distraction. A national distraction and a national embarrassment. I think the folks in Alabama understand it's not about a single issue. It's about all the issues that matter to everyday Americans. We have tax reform bill that is being called a tax reform bill that is about to go up far vote that will not help middle class Americans. It's a raw deal. Those are really, really important issues that are affecting everyday Americans every day. Thank you very much, congresswoman sewell. Appreciate your time. Thank you.

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