Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially entered the race to reclaim his old Alabama Senate seat Thursday, releasing a new ad endorsing his former boss who fired him last November: President Donald Trump.
In the 30-second ad, Sessions noted the fact that he has refrained from criticizing the president as others have after leaving the administration.
“When I left President Trump’s cabinet, did I write a tell-all book? No. Did I go on CNN and attack the president? Nope,” Sessions says in the opening of the segment. “Have I said a cross word about our president? Not one time.”
Sessions argued that it would have been “dishonorable” to do so, adding that he fully backs the president despite being ousted in the administration following escalating tensions between the two throughout Sessions’ tenure leading the Justice Department.
Sessions served 20 years in the Senate before leaving in 2017 to serve as the attorney general, only to be fired