Democrats draw Scott Brown-Doug Jones comparison; Republicans don't buy it

Democrats are crying foul at Republicans for planning to vote on the tax reform bill next week without waiting for the recently elected Democrat from Alabama, Doug Jones, to be sworn into the Senate.

They're invoking the example of Republican Scott Brown's upset victory in the 2010 Massachusetts special election to make their case. When Democrats were in power that year, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- with the backing of then-Sen. Jim Webb, a centrist Virginia Democrat -- urged them to wait until Brown was seated before casting any more votes on the Affordable Care Act, which was awaiting final action in the Senate. "I think the majority's gotten the message, and no more g...