Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seriously going to attempt to reclaim his old US Senate seat in Alabama, formally announcing his run on Thursday.
Despite the catastrophic end to his good relationship with President Donald Trump, which ended with Trump requesting that Sessions resign from his AG position in Nov. 2018, Sessions apparently seems ready and willing to be Trump’s “yes man” all over again.
“If I return to the Senate, no senator in the Senate would be more effective in advancing President Trump’s agenda than I would,” Sessions told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, when announcing his 2020 campaign, the Associated Press reports.
Sessions enters an already contentious Republican primary, which includes Roy Moore, the disgraced Republican who was accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl, charges he still denies.
When asked about Sessions entry into the race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) remained relatively impassive noting, “The people in Alabama will figure this out.”
“We do want to get that seat back,” McConnell added. “And I’m hopeful we will.”
Still, it doesn’t seem as if anyone is going to come out the gate cheering for Sessions’ victory over the other primary candidates.