I don’t think anyone is seriously talking about Jeff Sessions running for Senate again in Alabama, but if he did he probably wouldn’t get any support from Trump according to this new report:
AL.COM – President Donald Trump doesn’t want former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to run for his old seat in the U.S Senate, according to Alabama Senator Richard Shelby.
Speaking to The Hill, Shelby said he’d discussed a potential Sessions candidacy with the president but said Trump was “not encouraging” of the idea.
“I talked to the president about if… Sessions ran, he was not encouraging,” Shelby said. “How do I say it? He was not on board, OK?”
Shelby declined to provide details on the president’s thoughts regarding Sessions but added he and Trump had “talked about the seat, basically, you know how to win the seat.”
Sessions was a fine Senator and I’d love to see him there again.
But like Shelby, I really don’t think Sessions is ready to get back into the limelight after what he’s been through. And it would be much harder for him to win now anyway, with the dark cloud of the Trump/recusal over his head.
No, I expect he’s done with public life for a long time, or at least until Trump is completely out of office. But who knows, maybe he’ll surprise us.