Jeff Sessions Fires Back at Trump's Attack as POTUS Endorses His Opponent
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is firing back as he is defining himself after President Donald Trump tweeted to encourage Alabama voters to reject Sessions’ bid for the U.S. Senate.
Sessions tweeted to the president on Friday after the president urged Alabama residents not to trust the former attorney general. Although he did acknowledge Trump’s anger, he cited that “recusal required by law.”
He tweeted, “Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty [and] you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law [and] resulted in your exoneration.”
“Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do.”
See his comments below:
.@realdonaldtrump Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do. https://t.co/QQKHNAgmiE
— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) May 23, 2020
Sessions’ tweet came hours after Trump’s targeted him on Twitter. The president tweeted in support of Sessions’ opponent in the Senate race, former college football coach Tommy Tuberville.
The president shared a post from Tuberville which included a political advertisement where he insisted Sessions “quit on the president” and “failed Alabama.” With the advertisement, Trump tweeted a message to Alabama voters, reiterating Tuberville’s accusation.
The president also shared his reason for endorsing Tuberville.
Trump tweeted, “3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville [Tommy Tuberville], the true supporter of our [Make America Great Again] agenda!”
Trump has not yet responded to Sessions latest tweet, as of publication.
There will be a runoff contest in July in the Republican primary for the Alabama Senate seat. Then, in November, whoever wins will face Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.).
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