Trump Endorses Sessions' Challenger Tommy Tuberville in Alabama Senate Race

  • 2020-03-11
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Endorses Sessions' Challenger Tommy Tuberville in Alabama Senate Race
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President Trump has taken his feud with Jeff Sessions to the next level by endorsing his Republican primary opponent Tommy Tuberville.

Both Sessions and Tuberville failed to secure half of the votes in the primary and will not face each other in a runoff to determine the Republican nominee to take on current Senator Doug Jones, the Democrat.

According to The Daily Wire:

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday night that he was endorsing former football coach Tommy Tuberville for the U.S. Senate in the Alabama Republican Senate nomination race.

The news comes as Tuberville and former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who stepped down to serve as attorney general early in the Trump administration, were forced into a runoff race after both candidates failed to get 50 percent of the vote.

Sessions fell out of favor with the president after he recused himself from the Russia investigation early in 2017, which allowed the investigation to linger over the administration for over two years.

Trump had stayed out of the primary until it became clear that there was going to be a run off race.

Trump has stated that the situation Sessions is in is indicative of a person who gets appointed Attorney General but fails to take on the Russain witch hunt.

 Source: TTN

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