Jeff Sessions left his senate seat to become Trump’s first attorney general. It doesn’t seem his stint at the DOJ went well, after he was asked to leave. The Alabama politician is running to retake his senate seat from a Democrat. But the race isn’t as easy as he hoped. Even the president is piling on.
Sessions was one of the first Republicans to publicly endorse Trump for president. He even appeared at Trump’s massive rallies to secure his victory. As a result, Trump appointed him the crucial job of running the Justice Department. Evidently, it didn’t go well. Early on, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. That lead to the 3 year-long Mueller probe, and endless abuse from the MSM.
Although Sessions did a heroic job of fulfilling Trump’s immigration agenda, he was asked to leave after a few years. Trump replaced Session with William Barr—a notoriously tough prosecutor. Now, Sessions is hoping to take back his Senate seat (which was lost to a weak Democrat named Doug Jones). But it doesn’t look like his primary race is going well.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in a runoff election on March 31 for the Republican nod in the U.S. Senate election in Alabama, as the two have emerged from a crowded field of seven candidates…
The seat up for grabs in the November 3 general election is currently occupied by incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL). The winner of the March 31 primary runoff will face Jones, but with Trump at the top of the ballot in Alabama. [Source: Breitbart]
This race should have been an easy win for Sessions. It was his old seat, after all. Republicans should be eager to get rid of Doug Jones, who only won a few years ago thanks to a scandal. But a former football coach is eating Sessions’ lunch, perhaps a sign that Alabama voters are moving on.
President Trump was on hand to give out some tough wisdom to Sessions.
This is what happens to someone who loyally gets appointed Attorney General of the United States & then doesn’t have the wisdom or courage to stare down & end the phony Russia Witch Hunt. Recuses himself on FIRST DAY in office, and the Mueller Scam begins! [Source: Twitter]
Ouch. Talk about painful. The president (as usual) pulled no punches when he commented on Sessions’ tough primary battle. He and Tuberville will face a runoff election at the end of March to see who will get the nomination.
It’s hard to say what will happen next. We can be assured that whoever gets the nomination will have an easy time beating Jones. The Democrat won because only a fraction of Republican voters came out for the special election. But this one is happening on November 3, 2020—when millions of Americans will go to the polls to re-elect Donald Trump.
Alabama conservatives will come out in force to eject Jones from the Senate. But will they put Sessions back in his old seat?
The Republican Party is decidedly the party of Trump. We’ve seen countless NeverTrumpers lose out big in recent years. It’s obvious that if you go against the president, you go against the country. Sessions is trying to make it clear that he’s on the president’s side. But his miserable tenure as attorney general might have soured many voters.
And it looks like even Trump isn’t on his side.
Sessions might not be able to snag enough support in this runoff to return to Washington. But will the newbie Tuberville convince voters he’s a Trump-loving kind of guy?
I guess we’ll find out soon enough.