As the results from the Democrat primaries were rolling in, showing Biden will now assume a commanding position in the race for that party’s nomination, the President stole some of the limelight by issuing a tweet endorsing not his former worthless Attorney General, but former college football coach Tommy Tuberville in the GOP senate runoff election in Alabama.
Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville) is running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Alabama. Tommy was a terrific head football coach at Auburn University. He is a REAL LEADER who will never let MAGA/KAG, or our Country, down! Tommy will protect your Second Amendment….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
Coming the wake of two new polls showing Tuberville holding leads of 6% and 12% in the race, this move by a President who is highly popular in Alabama may well seal the deal for Tuberville. The winner of the runoff will challenge incumbent Democrat Doug Jones, who won a narrow victory for the seat formerly held by Sessions in 2018 when GOP voters nominated the very flawed and odd Roy Moore.
Sessions, of course, left the seat in 2017 to serve as Trump’s first Attorney General, a role in which he was a miserable failure. His early decision to recuse himself from overseeing any investigations related to Russia for the completely invalid reason that he, as a senator, once met with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S., left the deep state skunk Rod Rosenstein free to appoint Robert Mueller and generally run amuck for the first two years of the Trump presidency.
Trump has repeatedly stated that, had Sessions had the personal integrity to inform him that he planned to recuse, he would have never been the nominee, and has never forgiven Sessions for this act of political mendacity. In an interview last summer, he called the appointment of Session the “biggest mistake” of his entire presidency.
Throughout his campaign to reclaim his old senate seat, Sessions has portrayed himself as a Trump loyalist, making constant attempts to ingratiate and associate himself with the President. The President has consistently rebuffed those efforts, culminating in his endorsement last night of Tuberville.
Now that Trump has formally shunned him, Sessions is likely to become a cause du jour by the same corrupt news media that once smeared him as an actual agent of Russia. Because that’s what our fake news media does. Receiving sympathetic coverage from CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times will, of course, only serve to further diminish Sessions’ shot at winning the votes of Alabama Republicans, who almost universally detest those corrupt news outlets.
Sessions was a fine senator and would no doubt be able to become a fine senator once again were he to regain his seat. But his abject refusal to do his damn job, to spend two solid years studiously looking the other way as the deep state mounted an outright coup d’etat attempt on American soil, destroyed any good will many Republican voters ever possessed for him.
The Alabama runoff election takes place on March 31, so Sessions still has some time to recover. But, his lagging polling numbers and Trump’s decision to overtly endorse Tuberville means he has a very steep hill to climb.
It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
That is all.
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