Carson Jones is not here for homophobic Mike Pence. Today, at Alabama Sen. Doug Jones’ swearing in, Carson Jones gave some major side eye to Vice President Mike Pence who swore his father in.
Doug Jones’ swearing in occurred Wednesday morning in a ceremony alongside Tina Smith, who is replacing former Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota after he resigned following sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Carson Jones stood beside his father, his mother Louise and his brother, Christopher. In an image he shared Wednesday afternoon on Instagram, you can see Carson, who is gay, giving the very anti-gay Pence a side eye a Ru Girl would envy.
We’re not the only ones who noticed. One follower commented, “The tea is exceptionally sweet today!” Another one added, “Giving him the side eye #gothisnumber #collectingreceipts #takebackourcountry #dragha.”
Three current or former vice presidents were on hand for Wednesday’s ceremonial event: Mike Pence, who swore in the new senators; Joe Biden, who accompanied Jones as he was formally installed as senator; and Walter Mondale, a former Minnesota senator who was alongside Smith.
Jones broke from tradition and asked former Vice President Biden to escort him during his swearing-in. The two are friends and Biden campaigned for Jones during the election. Could this be a preview to a Biden/Jones ticket for 2020? We’re here for that!
Carson Jones was thrust in the spotlight by… well, us actually when we blogged about him after his father’s historical win. We later chatted with him about his father, if he’s single or taken and what his DM box is looking like now that he has a lot more thirsty followers.
On whether or not he would ever consider getting into politics, he told us:
I honestly have no idea what the cards will hold later on. I absolutely love what I do now as a zookeeper and really can’t ever imagine leaving the field. This has been my passion since I was about five years old and I’m finally getting to do some really amazing things with animals and to inspire conservation action. But all that being said, I’ve always been interested in politics, so nothing is getting ruled out for sure.