Trump Issues Scathing Response After Jeff Sessions Forced into Runoff for Alabama Senate Seat

Trump Issues Scathing Response After Jeff Sessions Forced into Runoff for Alabama Senate Seat

President Trump unleashed on former Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the he failed to win the Alabama Republican primary, forcing him into a runoff election to reclaim his seat in the U.S. Senate.

Responding to a Politico tweet about the status of Sessions’ race for Senate, President Trump tweeted, “This is what happens to someone who loyally gets appointed Attorney General of the United States & then doesn’t have the wisdom or courage to stare down & end the phony Russia Witch Hunt. Recuses himself on FIRST DAY in office, and the Mueller Scam begins!”

GOP Senate candidate and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville edged out Sessions in yesterday’s primary race, garnering 33.4 percent of the vote while the former Attorney General took 31.6 percent–forcing them into a runoff election since neither candidate obtained more than 50 percent of the vote.

Sessions–who was an early 2016 Trump campaign supporter–was appointed attorney general in 2017, however, he surprised many Trump supporters after recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

President Trump said he never would have chosen Sessions if he had known he would recuse himself from the hoax Russia probe, telling the New York Times in July 2017, “Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.”

Sessions tendered his resignation in November of 2018 at the request of President Trump.

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