Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking to make a comeback, despite the bitter end of his good relationship with President Donald Trump, who ultimately requested that Sessions resign from his AG position last November.
Given that Alabama’s filing deadline is on Friday, the long-time politician is certainly cutting it close in a field that is already filled with Republican primary candidates such as Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, and state Rep. Arnold Mooney, NPR reports.
Even Roy Moore, the disgraced Republican who was accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl—charges which he still denies—is taking another stab at the seat that he ultimately lost to Democrat Doug Jones in 2017 in a special election.
Should Sessions actually enter the race, it will be interesting to see what Trump has to say, and the impact Trump’s approval or disapproval will have on his candidacy.
Sessions was one of Trump’s earliest supporters during the 2016 campaign and was the first senator to endorse Trump. However, the bromance quickly soured when Sessions recused himself from the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the contentious elections.