What other Senate candidates said about Sessions joining race

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Sessions was appointed attorney general by Trump and sworn in February 2017.

"I was the first to support President Trump". "When President Trump took on Washington, only one Senator out of a hundred had the courage to stand with him: me".

"He ought to win that race, but he has to win it on the ground", Shelby said, insisting that Sessions would be a "formidable candidate".

Kent also said that Fiona Hill, Trump's former top adviser on Russian Federation, revealed that she was concerned about U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's ability to tell the truth about what he talked about with the president.

Sessions served 20 years in the Senate before leaving in 2017 to serve as the attorney general, only to be fired two years later, a day after the 2018 midterms.

Though Sessions was the first senator to back Trump's upstart campaign and worked to champion conservative causes as attorney general, the president frequently raged at him, tweeting explicit attacks on Sessions, sometimes refusing to say his name aloud in meetings and declaring that picking him for the Cabinet was his biggest regret in office. Former U.S. attorney and Democratic nominee Doug Jones ultimately defeated Moore in the special election.

Sessions remains popular in Alabama. Nope. Have I said a cross word about our president?

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, however, told reporters on Thursday that he'd "absolutely" endorse his former colleague if he got into the race. The ad quotes Trump calling Sessions an "embarrassment to Alabama" and a "total disaster".

Sessions said he had not yet had a chance to discuss his candidacy with the president.

Given that Alabama's filing deadline is on Friday, the long-time politician is certainly cutting it close in a field that is already filled with Republican primary candidates such as Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, and state Rep. Arnold Mooney, NPR reports.

"And I'll tell you why", Sessions continued.

"He is a man of great integrity and that is something we are lacking in government", Horn said.

"I did the thing that I had to do about rules and the Department of Justice", Sessions maintained.

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