Disgraced ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly set to announce he will be challenging Democrat Doug Jones for his old job as Alabama Senator, but he hasn’t even formally declared and has already run into a major obstacle.
There are few forces in the world as powerful as President Donald Trump’s obsessive urge to exact revenge against those that have crossed him, and it appears that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation was enough of a perceived betrayal that its consequences will follow him to his next endeavor as Trump prepares to campaign against a senior member of his own party.
Jeff Sessions intends to announce this week his bid to reclaim his old U.S. Senate seat and It has been made clear to Sessions that Trump intends to campaign against him in support of Roy Moore. https://t.co/iLKdH0Fj5H
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) November 6, 2019
The president appointed Sessions to our nation’s top legal job with the expectation that he would abuse his power to protect Trump from any investigations or legal ramifications for his shady 2016 election campaign and any crimes or misdemeanors he might end up committing in the future, which is why Trump has never forgiven Sessions for recusing himself after it was discovered Sessions had been holding secret meetings with the Russian ambassador.
It goes without saying that there is a high possibility that it will be both extremely funny and politically productive for us to have Trump try to tank the campaign of Jeff Sessions. We’re going to need it; Sessions is somehow still extremely popular in Alabama and vulnerable incumbent Doug Jones only managed to beat accused pedophile Roy Moore by just 1.7% of the vote.
But if President Trump wants to drag his entire party down with him, by all means, have at it.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.