Michigan Freedom Fund Asks Rep. Jewell Jones to Resign, Encourages House Democratic Leadership to Stand Up for Jailed Rep’s Constituents
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Freedom Fund today asked frequently jailed Democratic state Representative Jewell Jones to resign from office, and asked members of the House Democratic caucus to publicly push their colleague to step aside for the sake of his personal wellbeing and his constituents.
Jones, a Democrat from Inkster, was jailed this week after his bond was revoked following a drunken driving arrest this summer. Jones was caught attempting to tamper with his alcohol monitor.
The Democrat faces new felony charges today, after the Livingston County Sheriff discovered he snuck a handcuff key into jail with him, after he was taken into custody for violating his bond.
“Jewell Jones isn’t fit for office,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund. “Democrats and Republicans have been pulling for him while he fights his demons, but he’s now spending more time in jail than in House chambers. Enough is enough. His constituents deserve better, and he needs an opportunity to focus on getting well. We hope House Democrats will do the right thing and speak out publicly, too.”