“What you were asking me is will this affect anything. The short answer to that is no,” Merrill said in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
“Doug Jones will be certified at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 1 p.m. Central Time. … We will sign the documents certifying him as the senator for the state of Alabama. He will be sworn in by Vice President Pence on the 3rd of January when the Senate returns.”