Jeff Sessions just got some bad news that ended his career for good
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was looking at making a comeback.
Those plans just went down in flames.
That’s because Jeff Sessions just got some bad news that ended his career for good.
Sessions has not ruled out running for his old Senate seat against Democrat Doug Jones in 2020.
But that possibility was made less likely after Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby said Donald Trump would not support Sessions’ candidacy.
The Washington Post reports:
President Trump is “not on board” with his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, running for the Senate, Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) told the Hill on Thursday.
The Alabama Senate seat is considered a prime pickup opportunity for Republicans, and Sessions’s name has been in the mix as a potential candidate who could win it.
Shelby said Sessions would be a strong candidate for a seat he held before joining the Trump administration, but could “struggle if the president was against him.” In conversations with Trump about the race, Shelby said Trump “was not encouraging” of Sessions running.
“How do I say it? He was not on board, okay?” Shelby said.
Trump became enraged with Sessions after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe.
That allowed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel, which began the two-year-long Russia Witch Hunt.
That decision poisoned Sessions’ relationship with not just the President, but the President’s supporters as well.
If Sessions were to run for Senate in Alabama, President Trump would likely endorse another candidate.
And a Trump endorsement in Republican primaries means the difference between winning and losing.