Shelby: Trump Opposes Sessions for Senate


President Donald Trump is opposed to a possible Senate bid by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a report said Thursday. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) was quoted by The Hill as saying that he had discussed the idea with Mr. Trump, and that the president was "not on board." Asked why the president opposed a potential Sessions candidacy, Shelby demurred, saying that he did not wish to "get into that." Sessions held the seat for 20 years before stepping down to join the president's cabinet. But the two men had a falling out, after Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, a decision which led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Several Republicans are running, including former Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope), and state Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs Village).

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