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Sweet Home Alabama

Posted: 11 Jul 2020, 21:52
by Aresen
Ever since Doug Jones knocked off Roy Moore to take Jeff Sessions' Senate seat, he's had a GOP target on his back. Taking back Alabama is a key part of the GOP strategy to retain control of the Senate.

So, it must give the Blues great pleasure to see Trump knifing Sessions in favor of a Trump loyalist.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions hit back at President Trump on Saturday after the president endorsed his rival in the Alabama Senate runoff just days before the contest.

Sessions’s rebuke came after Trump called for Alabamians to vote for Tommy Tuberville, calling the former coach a “winner” and Sessions a “disaster who has let us all down.”

“I’ve taken the road less travelled. Not sought fame or fortune. My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults. Your scandal ridden candidate is too cowardly to debate. As you know, Alabama does not take orders from Washington,” Sessions fired back.
Not that Sessions is actually disloyal, mind you:
Sessions has defended himself, saying that he was forced to recuse himself due to his involvement in Trump’s 2016 campaign and that he remains a loyal supporter of the White House’s agenda.

“Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you're damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do,” Sessions said in May.
It reminds me of the Tudor court with nobles professing their own loyalty to the King while denouncing their opponents as 'traitorous varlets.'