Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking to make a comeback, despite the bitter end of his good relationship with President Donald Trump, who ultimately requested that Sessions resign from his AG position last November.
Other candidates for the U.S. Senate reacted tonight to the announcement by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is running for the seat he left nearly three years ago. Additional candidates include Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, state Rep. Arnold Mooney and Roy Moore, the former judge who previously lost the special election to Jones in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct towards underage teens.
Jeff Sessions said Thursday that he was entering the race for his old Senate seat. "Alabama deserves a senator who will stand with the president and won't run away and hide from the fight".
And I'll tell you why.
When Carlson revisited this controversial part of Sessions' time in the Trump cabinet, the former attorney general continued to defend his recusal decision, however.
"We'll file our papers tomorrow", Sessions said in an interview on Fox News after announcing his candidacy in a statement on his website. Setting aside the fact that Sessions' entry makes him the fifth candidate now running in an already crowded Alabama Senate Republican primary, Trump has more personal reasons for opposing Sessions. The person now in that seat is Democrat Doug Jones, who is considered to be the most vulnerable member of the U.S. Senate. Sessions praised Trump's effort on trade, immigration and foreign policy.
But Brenda Horn, an accountant and Brown's sister-in-law, said Sessions will get her vote, because "he was and will be a wonderful senator".
ELLIOTT: The question is how voters will respond now that Sessions is out of favor with the president. But I know how painful it was for the president. "The campaign's going to be a lot about what President Trump said about Jeff Sessions". "As for the general election, Sessions would certainly be the favorite given that it is a presidential year".
Jones on Thursday did not criticize Sessions, but noted that Republicans had.
Ken Brown, a retired Air Force colonel from Cullman County, has supported Sessions in the past, but won't this time.
Sessions also supported allowing the Justice Department to prosecute providers of medical marijuana. We were able to serve, to be able to push the Trump agenda in an honorable way, and it was actually a great experience.
"Well, I haven't gotten involved", Trump told reporters at the White House. "The left has become unhinged and they are threatening the very things that make America great", he wrote. And he saw this as a pivotal moment. I think he will respect my work. "I was there for the Trump agenda every day".