This was the day former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was dreading.
Session was running to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama.
But Sessions’ dreams of victory may have just died because Jeff Sessions got smacked with some really bad news that just ended his comeback.
Sessions failed to win anywhere close to 50 percent in the Alabama Senate Republican primary, which pushed him into a runoff with former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.
Many observers wondered if President Trump would insert himself into this primary because of his animosity towards Sessions over Sessions’ recusal during the Russia investigation.
The best Sessions and his team could have hoped for was Trump remaining neutral.
But that was not to be as on Tuesday night Donald Trump forcefully endorsed Tuberville ahead of the March 31 runoff election.
The President tweeted that, “Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville) is running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Alabama. Tommy was a terrific head football coach at Auburn University. He is a REAL LEADER who will never let MAGA/KAG, or our Country, down! Tommy will protect your Second Amendment (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!”
The President’s endorsement in Alabama is not always a clincher for that candidate.
In 2017, the President half-heartedly endorsed Luther Strange – who the Governor appointed to fill the vacancy left by Sessions after the Senate confirmed Sessions as Attorney General – and Judge Roy Moore easily defeated Strange in the runoff.
And Sessions once was so popular in Alabama that he didn’t even draw an official opponent when he last ran for re-election in 2014.
But Sessions exhausted much of his good will when caved in to the Deep State and Fake News Media by recusing himself in the Russian investigation.
Donald Trump never forgave Sessions for that and waited until now to exact payback.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.