Friday, U.S. Senate candidate former Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) denounced statements by Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, supporting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, position that she will hold up delivering articles of impeachment to the Senate until the Republican Senate majority gives Senate Democrats more favorable terms on the pending impeachment trial of Pres. Donald J. Trump (R),
Sessions said that Jones’s position, “Stood directly against the wishes of the people of Alabama when he declared that Speaker Pelosi was acting fairly.”
On ABC TV’s “This Week,” Doug Jones said he supported Nancy Pelosi’s decision to withhold articles of impeachment from the U.S. Senate. Monday, in an Op-Ed for The Washington Post, Jones repeated his support of the impeachment process including testimony from key Administration witnesses with first-hand knowledge to testify. The President had blocked them during the House’s investigation from participating in that process.
“In two recent public statements, Alabama’s Democratic Senator Doug Jones has clearly revealed that he is in total support of Nancy Pelosi’s and Chuck Schumer’s politically-driven impeachment strategy against President Trump,” Sessions charged. “Doug Jones was wrong and stood directly against the wishes of the people of Alabama when he declared that Speaker Pelosi was acting fairly when she refused to transmit the articles of impeachment of President Trump to the Senate for a prompt disposition. This was another defining moment that allowed Alabamians to see Senator Jones’ support and loyalty for Pelosi’s and Schumer’s partisan impeachment strategy.”
Under the Constitution, the House of Representatives may impeach the President of the United States or any federal officers, including judges and cabinet officials. Determining guilt and punishment, if any, are solely the authority of the Senate.
“Speaker Pelosi’s stated reason for withholding the articles of impeachment was to gain leverage over the Republican-led Senate and dictate how they are to conduct the trial,” Sessions said. “This will never happen. That power is given in the Constitution to the Senate alone.”
“Doug Jones further says that witnesses should be called by the Senate to ensure a fair trial,” Sessions continued. “But tellingly, he is only in favor of the witnesses pre-approved by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Senator Jones apparently has zero interest in hearing from potential witnesses like Vice President Joe Biden or his son, Hunter Biden, or any other persons whose testimonies could implicate themselves or others in a web of self-dealing, and thereby give additional evidence justifying President Trump’s concern with corruption in Ukraine.”
“Senator Jones isn’t interested in an impartial search for the truth,” Sessions said. “He is a foot soldier in support of the team dedicated to a leftist, socialistic future for this country. He supports the wrong team, and the wrong vision. He wants to have a Democratic Senate majority that would block confirmations of conservative judges and would result in liberal Democrats claiming the chairmanship of every committee in the Senate. This Democratic majority, paired with their existing majority in the House, would then be able to totally dictate the Congressional agenda.”
“Doug Jones is now openly on the Democratic impeachment team, for all to see,” Sessions accused. “He has never clearly defended President Trump from any of the unfairness that Alabama’s choice for President has faced.”
Doug Jones is the only Democrat to win a statewide elected office in Alabama since 2008.
“He is one of them, not one of us,” Sessions continued. “He cannot continue to speak for Alabama. Even if Chuck Schumer approves him voting “no” on impeachment, it will have zero real meaning. The effect of his actions will have been to enable this abuse of the impeachment process to continue beyond reason. That is the Democratic agenda.”
While House Democrats accuse Trump of abuse of power and contempt of Congress, Republicans dismiss the impeachment effort as a “circus”, a “sham,” and as a partisan “witch hunt.”
“From the beginning, the Democrats have had a clear goal of removing our duly-elected President; or, alternatively, to hurt him in his re-election effort, while weakening his ability to achieve his much-needed conservative policy goals,” Sessions added. “In this process, aided by the liberal news media, Democrats have advanced a narrative supported by innuendos, errors, and lies, but have produced no proof of a crime by President Trump. This dangerous obsession has been an abuse of the grave impeachment process in our Constitution, and a stain on the integrity of the House of Representatives.”
Sessions previously held this seat from 1997 to 2017, but vacated it after he was confirmed as Trump’s first Attorney General. Trump fired him in November 2018 after Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives in congressional midterm elections.
“Alabama needs a Senator of courage and conviction who believes in and will fight relentlessly for our highest and best values, not those of Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer,” Sessions said. “This election will be a time of reckoning.”
Sessions faces a crowded Republican field for the Republican nomination.
The Republican Primary will be on March 3.
Former UA president Judy Bonner endorses Jeff Sessions
Former University of Alabama President Judy Bonner has penned a letter endorsing Jeff Sessions in the race for U.S. Senate.
“During his 20 years in the Senate, Jeff worked side-by-side with our senior senator, Richard Shelby, always fighting for Alabama values and looking after Alabamians. I’m sure Senator Shelby would agree that no finer person has ever served in the U.S. Senate than Jeff Sessions. Jeff is a man with the highest degree of integrity, character and honesty. Together, they made an impressive team for our state and can do so again,” Bonner said.
“When Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina hit Alabama in 2004 and 2005, Jeff and his wife, Mary, were literally passing water bottles out in Bayou La Batre and helping provide food and shelter to those affected throughout South Alabama. And when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in 2010, Senator Sessions, Senator Shelby and my brother, Jo, were keeping the pressure on Ken Feinberg and BP to make sure our state was compensated,” Bonner said.
“While in the Senate, Jeff visited every county – all 67 – at least once a year. Like Senator Shelby, he knows Alabama like the back of his hand. And when our people have needed their senator to help them cut through the bureaucracy at the VA, Social Security or one of the many other federal agencies, Senator Sessions and his team were always there for us. He knows how to represent Alabama in Washington – and serve all of us – because he has been a servant leader his entire life,” Bonner wrote.
Bonner pointed to Sessions’s ability to deliver results for Alabama immediately.
“Another important point to consider is there will come a day when Senator Shelby decides to retire. Do we want our next senior senator to have more than 20-years-experience and seniority or do we want someone who is still learning his way around the Capitol?” Bonner asked.
Bonner concluded her letter with this note about Jeff Sessions:
“He is Alabama through and through. I hope you will consider giving him your support and trust as well. He has never let Alabama down and he never will.”
Perry Hooper endorses Tuberville
Former State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr., Trump National Victory committee member, formally endorsed former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville for U.S. Senate on Thursday.
“I have known Coach Tommy Tuberville since he first arrived at Auburn in 1999,” Hooper said. “Since day one when I went to watch my sons practice football, he was always talking to me about Republican Party Politics. I knew it was in his blood. Little did I know at the time, I would be joining the President in supporting him for the United States Senate.”
“Coaching football is more about leadership than X’s and O’s,” Hooper continued. “Tommy’s leadership abilities were the first thing that impressed me when we first met. He has been places recruiting that few people running for office have. He has been in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, convincing Mommas how he was going to help mold their 17 years old sons into men. He really cares about everyday people and what is best for our neighborhoods and schools. He has been a great teacher of life lessons as well as an outstanding football coach. He brought in former Auburn Linebacker Chette Williams to serve as the Auburn football team chaplain. He is a dedicated Christian and dedicated to his family which includes his former players. This is what this country needs now – leaders not career politicians.”
“Tommy Tuberville is a principled, free market conservative who has the support of President Trump and has put together a great campaign to defeat Doug Jones,” said David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth PAC “President Trump’s endorsement is by far the most important endorsement a candidate can earn for a Republican Primary, and we are glad to join President Trump in supporting Tommy Tuberville.”
Club for Growth PAC has been strongly supporting Tommy Tuberville for Senate and Barry Moore and Bill Hightower in the Second and First Congressional Districts.
During these turbulent times, the President needs Tommy Tuberville on his team.,” Hooper said. “As the President stated in his endorsement “Tommy Tuberville loves his country and will never let it down”. He is 100 % behind the President and the Trump Agenda. He could easily have retired after his long successful football career, but there is one more chapter in his life – serving in the US Senate. He has been a winner on and off the football field; as Senator he will be a big win for America and Alabama.”
Hooper is a member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee and a strong supporter of Auburn University athletics.
Tuberville faces former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, July 14, in the Republican primary runoff. The winner of the Republican nomination will face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, in the Nov. 3 general election.
Moore, Coleman campaigns spar after Roby endorses Coleman
Incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby on Thursday endorsed Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff. Barry Moore, who challenged Roby’s re-election in the 2018 Republican primary, dismissed the endorsement.
“I fully support Jeff Coleman to be our next Congressman,” Roby said in a statement. “Jeff Coleman is a businessman who supports cutting government regulation and lowering taxes to help grow a strong economy. Jeff strongly supports our men and women serving in uniform, as well as our veterans. The Second District needs someone who will support our interests right here in southeast Alabama, particularly our farmers. Jeff will do just that. He’ll get results for Alabama.”
Former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said in a statement: “While we appreciate Martha’s service, let’s remember that she has been part of the establishment in Washington for a long time–the same swamp President Trump has been trying to drain. The people of District 2 will always remember that Martha Roby turned her back on Donald Trump when he needed us most. She was the first member of Congress to draft a letter asking him to drop out of the Presidential race. That is something that we will never forget. President Trump needs our support. Can we really trust Roby/Coleman for that?”
“I am proud to be endorsed by The House Freedom Fund, the PAC of the House Freedom Caucus,” Moore continued. “The members of the Freedom Caucus are considered the President’s closest advisors in the House and they have been leading the conservative fight in Congress. The voter’s choice is the same old swamp with Coleman or Barry Moore, who is supported by the most Conservative group in Congress. I look forward to representing the people of District 2 and I am thankful for their support.”
The Coleman campaign responded to Moore’s response.
Coleman campaign manager Dalton Dismukes said, “Mr. Moore cites Representative Roby’s service as “she has been part of the establishment in Washington for a long time” as she served five terms. This is interesting because in the Tuesday WTVY Debate, Mr. Moore, when pressed about his support of term limits and how long he would stay went on to say he would serve “maybe 10 years–five terms” Just seems hypocritical and inconsistent.”
“Mr. Moore also cites Rep. Roby’s past with President Trump saying Rep. Roby was part of, “The same swamp President Trump has been trying to drain.” But he didn’t mention that President Trump actually endorsed Rep. Roby in 2018 when he tweeted, “I fully endorse Martha for Alabama 2nd Congressional District!,” Dismukes added. “Lastly, and arguably most importantly, Mr. Moore is quoted as saying, “The people of District 2 will always remember when Martha Roby turned her back on Donald Trump when he needed us most.” Yet he is proud to be endorsed by Club for Growth who spent $7,000,000 against Trump the very same year and the very same election.”
Club for Growth PAC is supporting Moore as well as Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville and First Congressional candidate Bill Hightower in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff.
Coleman has been endorsed by the Business Council of Alabama, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Alabama Farmer’s Federation.
Congresswoman Martha Roby endorses Jeff Coleman
Congresswoman Martha Roby endorsed Jeff Coleman for Congress Thursday. “I fully support Jeff Coleman to be our next Congressman,” Roby said. “Jeff Coleman is a businessman who supports cutting government regulation and lowering taxes to help grow a strong economy. Jeff strongly supports our men and women serving in uniform, as well as our veterans.”
She continued, “The Second District needs someone who will support our interests right here in southeast Alabama, particularly our farmers. Jeff will do just that. He’ll get results for Alabama.”
“I am humbled and honored to receive this strong endorsement from Representative Roby. She has been a staunch supporter of our military men and women, as well as our farmers. I am looking forward to continuing her legacy of fighting for our conservative Alabama values, protecting the family farm, and fighting to ensure our veterans and active-duty personnel have all the resources they need,” Coleman said of the endorsement.
Coleman has now been endorsed by 10 mayors, multiple business associations in the state, the U.S. Chamber, and Roby. Coleman finished the Republican Primary on March 3 with 38 percent of the vote — 18 points ahead of his closest challenger.
Coleman has never run for public office and touts a 35-year successful business career.