And now the long arguments over how to interpret it have already begun.
Here are some notable Twitter reactions:
White people, y’all gotta get it together. pic.twitter.com/THek4WkTTN— Imani Gandy Canes (@AngryBlackLady) December 13, 2017
I come away believing that Jones's prosecution of the Klan bombers had a deeper and more abiding resonance than anyone understood.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 13, 2017
OH HEY JUST A REMINDER THAT DOUG JONES IS A DEMOCRAT WHO HAS STOOD UP FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN ALABAMA— Erin Matson (@erintothemax) December 13, 2017
This puts the US Senate in play in 2018. NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON ANY STATE— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) December 13, 2017
Elizabeth Warren's message was general and chipper: