I’ve spoken as much ill of Jeff Sessions as anyone for the past three years.
His job as the recused attorney general under President Trump was a disaster. His hands-off tenure meant that the Deep State was calling the shots for the entire length of the Mueller Probe and beyond.
Frankly, I’ll never forgive him for that, but now let’s look at what it would mean if he were returned to the Senate by the voters of Alabama.
Sessions was one of the most reliable conservative votes in the Senate before he left for his disastrous turn as attorney general. He was the first US senator to endorse candidate Trump for president and he was the mentor of Stephen Miller, who sculpted the president’s tough policies on border security, immigration and refugees.
Sessions announced Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he was indeed entering the crowded Alabama GOP primary, which immediately made him the front runner.
Indeed, a poll taken Oct. 29-31, but released today (Nov. 8), showed that sessions enjoyed a 13-point lead over former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville even before he had announced.
Moreover, according to a Fox News, he has the support of a large chunk of reliably conservative GOP senators:
Fox News has learned that Alabama’s senior senator, Richard Shelby, is circulating an “open letter to conservatives” signed by at least 11 Republican senators who are endorsing Sessions’ candidacy. Sessions served in the Senate from 1997 to 2017 until he joined the Trump administration as attorney general. …
The letter is signed by Shelby, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, Arkansas Sen. John Boozman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer.
The reason why Sessions is such an attractive candidate, and why I will support him, is because he is a reliable pro-Trump vote. He also should be able to handily defeat the Democrat place-holder senator, Doug Jones, who won mainly because he was running against Roy Moore, who had to spend most of his time fighting off Democrat scandal allegations.
I’ve said time and time again that voting right (i.e., conservative) reliably is far more important than anything else a member of Congress does. And I have no reason to think Sessions would not vote right. He’s no Mitt Romney!
In his appearance with Tucker Carlson, Sessions called out other senators for “not pushing hard enough to advance” President Trump’s agenda.
“I have some convictions that I think need to be pushed. We need to get some Republicans moving. They haven’t been pushing hard enough to advance the Trump agenda. So that’s what I look forward to doing, and I think I can contribute to that.”
Even President Trump seems willing to let bygones be bygones. No one spoke out more harshly about Attorney General Sessions that did Trump, but today the president showed he’s not going to be petty when control of the Senate could be at stake.
When asked about Sessions’ candidacy or a possible endorsement, Trump replied, “I saw he said some very nice things about me last night. We’ll have to see. I haven’t made a determination.” He also said he “doesn’t even think about” Session’s role in how the Mueller investigation played out.
If the president can overlook it, I certainly can. We should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. So if Sessions wins the GOP primary, I say “hell yes” to putting him back in the Senate.
(For an excellent analysis of why Jeff Sessions was actually one of the first victims of the Russia Hoax/attempted coup, read the comment posted to this column by reader Joe Morrisco.)
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3 Replies to “Sessions back in Senate? Hell yes!”
Jeff sessions was the first and bravest senator to defend and support candidate and then President Trump. He was also one of the first casualties of the vicious liberal media in cahoots with the vicious, devious, yet brilliant Democrats who know how to finagle “their” law. Knowing what we know now, Jeff Sessions was the target of an extremely devious, yet coordinated, take down, brick by brick of President Trump’s administration. The goal was to remove anyone loyal to the President. Since this started with Mike Flynn, Andy Puzner, and Jeff Sessions, this alone should illustrate the loyalty Jeff sessions had for President Trump. The more loyal the person, the bigger the attack. I hope President Trump sees the big picture and knows that it was the loyalty to him that made Sessions the target of the “You must recuse” force. They went after Bill Barr with Kamala arrogantly asking Barr if he would recuse himself from the Russian investigation. He gave a one word answers which stunned her: “No.” Jeff Sessions unfortunately had “deep state” attorneys tell him he had to recuse, before the country knew about the deeply entrenched liberals, known as “deep state.” These holdovers from the Clinton and Obama administrations had no plans on leaving their government bureaucratic jobs with steady pay, union protection, and dependable pensions (which taxpayers pay for). Since the deep state never planned to relinquish the government to the duly elected President, it was in their best interest to make Trump people go away. They have done a brilliant job.
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Wow Joe! Brilliant analysis! You explicated everything which I had only intuited. Thanks.
Mr. Miele, you really say everything clearly and I absolutely agree with your analysis 105% of the time. My notes are made as a way of thanking you for saying what people like me are thinking. It’s been so long!