Disgraced racist Jeff Sessions is trying to get his old Senate seat back, and he’s currently engaged in a Republican primary battle with Tommy Tuberville, the winner of which will then take on incumbent Democratic Senator Doug Jones. The thing is, Trump is siding with Tuberville, partly to try to extract revenge on Sessions – and the feud between Trump and Sessions is boiling over tonight.
It all started tonight when Donald Trump tweeted this while endorsing Tuberville: “3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began.” Sessions then fired back at Trump: “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.” This set off a firestorm.
For starters, Trump was never “exonerated” on anything. In fact if Trump loses the election, he’ll go to prison for the eleven counts of felony obstruction of justice that the Mueller report documented. Yet here we have Trump and Sessions fighting over an issue that they’d both be better off if people forgot about it entirely.
Meanwhile, the feud between Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions has resulted in the name “Doug Jones” trending, as people flood Trump’s and Sessions’ replies with links for donating to Jones’ campaign.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report