Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid, sources say

  
Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  6 days ago  •  14 comments

By:   Brian Slodysko and Kim Chandler

Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid, sources say
That's why I supported him and why I still do support him. He is relentlessly and actually honoring the promises he made to the American people.

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WASHINGTON — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said Wednesday.
Sessions, 72, will be making a return to the political stage a year after stepping down as President Donald Trump's first attorney general when their relationship soured over his recusal from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

The two Republicans confirmed to The Associated Press that Sessions is expected to announce his candidacy Thursday. They were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The longtime senator's entry in the race upends the 2020 Republican primary, which has a crowded field competing to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones for the once reliably red seat. The decision comes after months of speculation that Sessions might seek a return to the Senate.

Sessions was the first U.S. senator to endorse Trump's 2016 campaign, and the two supported similar policies on immigration and law enforcement. But Sessions' recusal from the Russia inquiry prompted blistering public criticism from Trump, who eventually asked him to resign.

Despite the repeated attacks, Sessions has remained a Trump loyalist who continues to back the president's policies.

In a speech last month at a Republican Party fundraiser in Huntsville, Sessions reiterated his support for Trump even as he joked about life after being "fired" from a job. Sessions praised Trump's effort on trade, immigration and foreign policy.

Sessions was the first U.S. senator to endorse Trump's 2016 campaign, and the two supported similar policies on immigration and law enforcement. But Sessions' recusal from the Russia inquiry prompted blistering public criticism from Trump, who eventually asked him to resign.

Despite the repeated attacks, Sessions has remained a Trump loyalist who continues to back the president's policies.

In a speech last month at a Republican Party fundraiser in Huntsville, Sessions reiterated his support for Trump even as he joked about life after being "fired" from a job. Sessions praised Trump's effort on trade, immigration and foreign policy.

"That's why I supported him and why I still do support him," Sessions told the crowd of about 500. "He is relentlessly and actually honoring the promises he made to the American people."


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    6 days ago

Surprising that Sessions still supports Trump.  It will be interesting to see if Trump returns the feeling.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 days ago

beauregard wants back in to the old white guy club and will say anything to get there.

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     6 days ago

Deja Vu all over again.

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @2    6 days ago

256

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1    6 days ago

LOL

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    6 days ago

When I see Jeff Sessions, dueling banjos plays.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3    6 days ago

It makes me think of something Dowser said a couple of years ago...

Does anyone else think Jeff Sessions looks like Charlie Brown?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
4  1stwarrior    6 days ago

I have never liked Sessions.  Just after graduating from OCS, I was stationed in New Orleans District HQ with the CG and had lived in Ala for 'bout 8 years.  Totally ineffective as AG for Ala.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5  Paula Bartholomew    6 days ago

Is the Keibler factory relocating to Alabama?

 
 
 
JBB
6  JBB    5 days ago

I can't imagine Jeff Sessions getting elected to any political office ever again after the lying bumbling ineffectual impotent disastrous ill fated short term failure of him serving Donald "The Clown" Trump as his Secretary of State. Just agreeing to serve Trump was enough evidence of Session's extremely poor judgement to disqualify him going forward without even considering the disastrous consequences. Olde Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is ready for the damn gop's elephant graveyard...

 
 
 
devangelical
6.1  devangelical  replied to  JBB @6    4 days ago

it's a cash collection scam. he'll fold up like a lawn chair after the first subpoena is served to him. he'll be disbarred and then fade away in disgrace like his racist confederate ancestors. trump will back roy moore the pedophile.

 
 
 
bbl-1
6.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  devangelical @6.1    4 days ago

Except a few more 'key Trumpian placements' on the courts and people of the ( low bar ilk ) will get the legal skate.

America is being altered.  It is being altered to protect the grifter class.

 
 
 
bbl-1
7  bbl-1    4 days ago

Sessions files for senate run.

Lets see here. 

1.  Why do these guys who have ( served ) in government for decades feel as if they have to get back into it?

2.  Sessions has a very generous government retirement in his pocket paid for by the even more generous taxpayers.  Does he not understand that sometimes just going fishing is an 'earned reward'?

3.  Sessions would garner much more respect if he sought employment at a Home Depot or similar establishment so he could firsthand see and understand what it is like being one of his constituents.

4.  Hell, let Roy Moore have the job.  Alabama is more than 'just deserving'.  Or something along those lines anyway?

 
 
 
MrFrost
7.1  MrFrost  replied to  bbl-1 @7    4 days ago
Roy Moore have the job.

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