Trump tweets support again for Tuberville in Alabama Senate race

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

Tuberville, a pro-Trump Republican, is leading the race, according to a new poll.

"3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump tweeted out his support for Sessions' opponent, former Auburn University football head coach Tommy Tuberville but not without taking a shot at his former attorney general by urging his followers not to trust Sessions. "That's why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!"

The president's tweet included a link to Tuberville's campaign-donation site, and retweeted a Tuberville post from last Sunday, promoting his campaign.

Sessions usually refers to Tuberville, who until past year was registered to vote in Florida, as a 'tourist from Florida.' The former senator also asked where Tuberville was at the time Session was helping Trump get elected.

But because Tuberville did not attract support from an outright majority, he will face Sessions - the No. 2 finisher in March - in the July runoff.

Sessions' response might be his last gasp in the runoff competition for the Republican nomination on July 14.

Back in March, Sessions brushed off Trump's decision to back his opponent. "But the Constitution expressly empowers the people of Alabama, and only them, to select their Senator. I know Alabama. Tuberville doesn't", he added.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is campaigning to win back his old Alabama senate seat has tweeted at his former boss, President Trump, that he is "damn fortunate" he recused himself from Mueller's investigation into Russia's involvement into the 2016 election. Sessions was the first US senator to endorse Trump, donning a Make America Great Again hat at an Alabama rally.

In November 2018, Trump ousted Sessions as attorney general and replaced him temporarily with Matt Whitaker.

In a tweet, Trump appeared to tie Sessions' firing to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, linking to a post from Sessions' Senate race rival that accused him of "running scared" when he recused himself from control of the Russian Federation investigation in 2017.

Sessions was ultimately succeeded by William Barr, who became attorney general in February 2019.

The victor of the Sessions-Tuberville runoff will face Democratic incumbent Sen.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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