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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:32 PM

Jeff Sessions announces Senate run [View all]

Source: NBC News

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that he is jumping into the race for his old Senate seat in Alabama despite warnings from allies of President Donald Trump that he should sit out the election.

Sessions, who was the first senator to endorse Trump's campaign, suffered a huge falling out with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the federal probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Trump has said naming Sessions as attorney general was the "biggest mistake" of his presidency, and he has called his leadership of the Justice Department "a total joke."

Sessions resigned at Trump's request exactly one year ago.

In a statement posted to his campaign website, he offered effusive praise of the president despite their rift.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/jeff-sessions-announces-senate-run-n1078561



Let the Repug on Repug violence begin. One Repug rival has already posted an anti-Sessions, pro-tRump. I'm hoping for a chaotic, humiiliating rePug race of racists and child-molestors speeding the destruction of the corruption that is today's GOP.

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