VAN Jones is a CNN political commentator, author, and lawyer.
Is Van Jones a Democrat or Republican?
Van Jones is a Democrat who served as an advisor for former President Barack Obama.
Jones, who has launched multiple not-for-profit organizations, is a Yale-educated lawyer and author of two New York Times best-selling books.
He worked as the green jobs advisor to Obama in 2009.
“In this role, he helped to lead the inter-agency process that oversaw the multi-billion dollar investment in skills training and jobs development within the environmental and green energy sectors,” reads his CNN bio.
In addition, Jones is a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress and “focuses on policy matters related to green jobs and how cities are implementing job-creating climate solutions.”
What was Jones’ reaction to Joe Biden’s election victory?
Jones cried on the air on CNN after Joe Biden clinched the 2020 presidential election over incumbent Donald Trump.
After colleague Anderson Cooper asked Jones his take on Biden’s win, Jones paused before getting started.
“Well, it’s easier to be a parent this morning,” a teary Jones responded.
“It’s easier to be a dad, it’s easier to tell your kids character matters. It matters.
“Telling the truth matters, being a good person matters, and it’s easier for a whole lot of people.”
Jones, who is divorced with two children, added: “If you’re Muslim in this country, you don’t have to worry if the president doesn’t want you here.
“If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the president’s gonna be happy to have your baby snatched away, or send dreamers back for no reason.”
He continued, through tears: “It’s a special occasion for a lot of people who have really suffered.
“The ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ that wasn’t just George Floyd that was a lot of people who felt they couldn’t breathe.
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“Every day you’re waking up, you’re getting these tweets and you’re going to the store and people who have afraid to show their racism have been nastier and nastier.
“And you spent so much of your life’s energy just trying to hold it together and it’s been a big deal for us just trying to get some peace and a have a chance for a reset.
“The character of the country matters and being a good many matters.”