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Sessions says Doug Jones is repeating Schiff’s “partisan attacks”

Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Glenn Fawcett)

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) recently slammed the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump (R) calling it a “political hit job. After Senator Doug Jones, D-Alabama, said that he found House Democrats case “compelling,” Sessions said that Jones ”…is merely repeating the partisan attacks of Congressman Adam Schiff.”

“Senator Doug Jones’ recent video appears to indicate that he is planning to vote to remove Donald Trump from the office of President of the United States,” Sessions said. “He is merely repeating the partisan attacks of Congressman Adam Schiff.”

“Doug Jones does not represent the people of Alabama, and he is not even attempting to do so,” Sessions charged. “Jones says that in America “right matters”. That is right, but he is not. The facts are not even close to an impeachable case. The Democrats do not allege any crime, nor do the vague charges in the articles of impeachment rise to a level that would justify the removal of our duly-elected President.”

“The entire matter is being revealed as a political hit job, paid for by the taxpayers,” Sessions concluded.

Sessions is running for the Republican nomination for Jones’ Senate seat in the Republican primary on March 3.

Sessions was U.S. Senator for over twenty years: from 1997 to 2017 when he was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General by the Senate.

Then Governor Robert Bentley (R) appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) to the vacant Senate seat; but Strange was defeated in the special Republican primary by former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R). Jones, a Clinton era U.S. Attorney, defeated Moore in the special general election on December of 2017.

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Sessions served as U.S. Attorney until November 2018. President Trump openly criticized Sessions for recusing himself in the Russia collusion case. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to investigate the allegations leveled at the President by former British Intelligence agent Christopher Steele. Mueller did not recommend that either the President or any member of his family be indicted on any crime.

Jefferson “Jeff” Beauregard Sessions III was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1994. Prior to his service as AG, Sessions was Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. Sessions was U.S. Attorney for South Alabama during the Reagan and George H. Bush Administrations. He is a 1969 graduate of Huntingdon College, where he was student body president, and has a 1973 law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Sessions served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Captain and is a former assistant U.S. Attorney. He is a graduate of Wilcox Central High School and is an Eagle Scout. He is married to Mary Blackshear. They have three children and ten grandchildren. They attend Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile.

Sessions is part of a crowded GOP field that includes: businessman Stanley Adair, Roy Moore, Congressman Bradley Byrne, former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, Ruth Page Nelson, and State Representative Arnold Mooney.

The Republican Primary will be March 3.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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