The former Attorney General and former Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, says that he has other things on his mind besides trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. He’s looking forward to spending time in the woods and seeing his grandchildren.
“No. I mean, no,” Sessions told said when asked if he misses the Senate. “I could go back and spend time in the woods. I’ve got 10 grandchildren, oldest is 11.”
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Sessions left his position on the Senate to become President Trump’s Attorney General. But it has been a rocky road where he continually receives criticism and even ridicule from Trump. It all started when Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe.
The seat that Sessions held in the Senate for two decades was overtaken by Democratic Sen. Doug Jones when GOP candidate Judge Roy Moore faced reports that he had improper relationships with young teen girls decades ago when he was in his 30’s.
Sessions was dismissed by President Trump after the midterms, but did not show any enthusiasm to rejoin the Senate.
“I’ll go to Alabama, do some things and then that will clarify things a little more before I worry about making a statement,” he told the publication shortly after George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
“I’ve been clearing my brain. I think that’s a fair statement,” he added.
Sessions’ name was quickly talked about for the Alabama senate soon after he was pushed out and replaced by acting attorney general Matt Whitaker.
But it would not be an easy primary win in a state where President Trump is popular among Republicans. If Trump were to back another Republican against the man who he believes unleashed the Russia probe, it could do serious damage even though Sessions’ continued name recognition is high in the conservative state.
Alabama GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne is one of the GOP leaders who is eyeing the senate seat.
Credit: Daily Mail