Doug Jones had ample chance to show and demonstrate he was not lead around, like a lap dog on a leash, by Chuck Schumer when the vote on Justice Kavanaugh came up. Doug Jones though proved that he was not his own person but rather would get in line, lock step, with the Democrats no matter what legislation or item was up before Congress. Doug Jones is a Democrat Represenative not an Alabama Represenative. That said, the same could possibly be said about Richard Shelby as well. The difference in that, though, is that Richard Shelby votes along the lines of what the majority of his constitutes in Alabama want. Alabama is mostly conservative and generally does support conservative/republican ideology and positions. Doug Jones does not support any of those conservative agenda.