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.
....(which is under siege), is strong on Crime and the Border, and truly LOVES our Military and our Vets. He will be a great Senator for the people of Alabama. Coach Tommy Tuberville, a winner, has my Complete and Total Endorsement. I love Alabama!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
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.
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.