Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally announced on Fox News his plan to reclaim his old Alabama Senate seat and praised President Donald Trump, even amid reports that a frustrated president opposes his campaign.
Trump repeatedly insulted Sessions on Twitter until he finally resigned as attorney general in November 2018.
"Did I write a tell-all book? No". "When President Trump took on Washington, only one Senator out of a hundred had the courage to stand with him: me".
President Donald Trump fired his top law official past year after a protracted feud over the inquiry into 2016 election meddling, which Mr Sessions declined to oversee.More news: Bengals' A.J. Green expected to debut Sunday
About a year ago, Jeff Sessions was forced out of his role as attorney general by President Donald Trump. Sen.
The former senator was a fierce Trump loyalist during the 2016 campaign, but his relationship with the president deteriorated when he recused himself from the investigation into Trump's contacts with Russian Federation ahead of the election.
Sessions spent 20 years in the Senate before joining the Trump administration and championing the president's crackdown on illegal immigration.More news: Target Releases Black Friday Deals
By the time Sessions announced his run Thursday, multiple negative ads disparaging the former senator were online. "No", Sessions said in his announcement statement. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is also said to be less than pleased with Sessions becoming a candidate. "I will tell you why". Richard Shelby earlier said he would endorse the former attorney general and believes he can win.
Given that Alabama's filing deadline is on Friday, the long-time politician is certainly cutting it close in a field that is already filled with Republican primary candidates such as Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, and state Rep. Arnold Mooney, NPR reports.
Sessions' candidacy could further divide the vote of Republicans who oppose Moore. "I was there for the Trump agenda every day I was in the Senate". He's a man of integrity.More news: Seeks stardom on streaming service stage