Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ future is shrouded in mystery.
Since resigning his post in the Trump administration, rumors have swirled around Washington about his next move.
And he just gave an answer that is bad news for Donald Trump.
Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat will be up in 2020.
Democrat Doug Jones won the seat after the GOP establishment and Never-Trump Republicans planted fake news smears in the Washington Post about Judge Roy Moore in the 2017 special election.
But Jones is easily the most vulnerable incumbent in either party running for re-election in 2020.
That’s because 2020 is a Presidential year and he will be running in a state Donald Trump carried by 28 points.
Many Republicans consider Sessions a natural fit to reclaim his old seat.
Sessions – who ran unopposed in his last election in 2014 – would likely clear the primary field and waltz to victory.
While many Trump supporters turned against Sessions because of his weakness in the Russia probe, they always respected the fact that he faithfully implemented Trump’s immigration agenda.
When Sessions last served in the Senate from 1996 to 2014, he led the fights for what became the “Make America Great Again” agenda by killing the 2013 Gang of Eight amnesty bill and opposing globalist trade deals.
But in an interview with Politico following George H.W. Bush’s funeral, Sessions threw cold water on the idea that he would return to politics.
Politico reports on their exclusive interview with Sessions:
But after enduring months of attacks from President Donald Trump for recusing himself from the Russia probe, and being chased from his attorney general perch after the midterms, Sessions sounds eager to decompress.
“I’ve been clearing my brain. I think that’s a fair statement,” he said during a ride on the Senate subway following George H.W. Bush’s funeral. “I’ll go to Alabama, do some things and then that will clarify things a little more before I worry about making a statement.”
In fact, Sessions went so far as to emphatically deny he had any interest in seeking his old job again.
Politico also exclusively reports:
He also made clear he’s not itching to get his old Senate office back.
“No. I mean, no,” the 71-year-old former senator said when asked if he misses the chamber in which he served for two decades. “I could go back and spend time in the woods. I’ve got 10 grandchildren, oldest is 11.”
Sessions bowing out of the race leaves the primary field wide open.
And that leads to the danger that an establishment-backed candidate could swoop in and buy the seat with big money from pro-amnesty groups like the Chamber of Commerce.
Most Republicans in Washington only reluctantly go along with Donald Trump’s agenda.
They see how popular he is with the Republican base and they don’t want to end up crossing their voters.
But left to their own devices, they would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in a heartbeat.
Former Attorney General Sessions would be a guaranteed vote in advancing the President’s agenda.
And he could act as the conservative counterweight to the RINO Never-Trump Republicans like Mitt Romney.
Sessions refusal to run for the Senate is the second time he’s let Trump down.
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