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Sessions announces bid for old Senate seat

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/08/19, 11:18 am

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to return to the U.S. Senate. He announced Thursday he will seek the Republican nomination in 2020 to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones for his old seat from Alabama.

What will Sessions face in the primary? Sessions’ most formidable opposition may come from the White House. President Donald Trump asked Sessions to resign from his administration a year ago after he recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In his announcement, Sessions said the president “is doing a great job for America and Alabama, and he has my strong support.” Sessions enters a crowded GOP primary field that includes U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, state Rep. Arnold Mooney, and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who lost to Jones in a special election in 2017 after Trump named Sessions attorney general.

Dig deeper: Read about Sessions’ ouster from the Trump administration.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Sat, 11/09/2019 01:21 am

    Jeff Sessions allowed his underlinings in the Justice Department to convince him to recuse himself so the probe fell into the hands of the deep state actors - Rod Rosenstein and Mueller. The investigation was totally one sided where they only investigated Trump, when they had no justifiable reason to.  The real Russian collusion was with Hillary Clinton selling out 20% of the US uranium supply to the Russians where Bill Clinton got $500,000 from Russian banks where he gave a speech. Hillary received more money for her campaign. The dossier used to justify the spying on Trump was fabricated from Russian intelligence, but that too was never investigated. Jeff Sessions showed himself to be a stooge used by the left to attack Trump so that is why many question his judgment and will not vote for the man - though Sessions is a good man at heart.  

    After the abuse that Kavanaugh received by partisan hacks bent on taking him out, I would hope that the voters would see that the same attack was leveled against Judge Roy Moore! It was the reason that he lost to Jones in his recent run for the Senate.