Joe Biden: Senator Doug Jones 'will do great' representing Alabama
Former vice president Joe Biden expressed his confidence in Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., immediately after the lawmaker's swearing-in ceremony Wednesday.
"I think he will do great," Biden said.
The Democrat listed three reasons why Jones will do an excellent job representing the state of Alabama:
"[Doug has] enormous character," Biden said. "This is a man with real character.
"I met Doug when he was a law student ... He's been my friend ever since."
"I think he has great courage -- moral courage," Biden said.
"He has redeemed the soul of the south."
"He knows the Senate," Biden said. "I think he's going to be great for the state of Alabama.
"He is born and bred, through and through -- a Southerner."
When asked whether Jones would be able to achieve success in a partisan-crippled institution, Biden answered with an emphatic, "I did!"
"The American people...are so tired of the 'dumbing down' of the American debate," Biden said.
"People are looking for leadership. Doug can provide it."
Watch the full interview in the video player above.