President Trump just made his long-awaited endorsement in the critical Alabama Senate race. There are two GOP candidates vying for the chance to send Doug Jones home.
Jones won a shocking victory when he beat Roy Moore turning this GOP held Senate seat blue for the first time in recent memory.
Trump knows the GOP must win back the seat and to that aim endorsed Tommy Tuberville, not Jeff Sessions.
Trump said: Tommy Tuberville is running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Alabama. Tommy was a terrific head football coach at Auburn University. He is a REAL LEADER who will never let MAGA/KAG, or our Country, down! Tommy will protect your Second Amendment…
… (Which is under siege), is strong on Crime and the Border, and truly LOVES our Military and our Vets. He will be a great Senator for the people of Alabama. Coach Tommy Tuberville, a winner, has my Complete and Total Endorsement. I love Alabama!
Jeff Sessions responded:
“Of course, President Trump can endorse anyone he chooses for the U.S. Senate election in Alabama. But the Constitution expressly empowers the people of Alabama, and only them, to select their Senator. I intend to take my case directly to the people of Alabama. (1/2.)
Even before he declared for the presidency, I fought for the principles that Donald Trump so effectively advocated in the campaign and has advanced as President. I believed in those principles then, I have always fought for them, and I will continue to do so. (2/2.)”