Former attorney general runs for senate seat

Max Reeder, Editor-in-Chief of the Prowler Online Publication

On Nov. 7, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would be running for his old seat in the senate. 

In 2017, President Trump nominated then Senator Sessions of Alabama as the new U.S. Attorney General. He passed through the senate with a 52 to 47 vote. 

Shortly after taking the oath of office, Trump was under investigation for possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election. As the attorney general, Sessions thought it would be best to recuse himself from the investigation. 

The president was not a fan of this, which lead to Sessions’ firing and a feud between the two. 

Now, Sessions is running in the 2020 election to win back his old seat in the senate. 

In a statement on his campaign website, Sessions said, “When President Trump took on Washington, only one Senator out of a hundred had the courage to stand with him: me. I was the first to support President Trump. I was his strongest advocate. I still am. We must make America great again.”

According to, Trump is still holding a grudge against Sessions, which could hurt Sessions’ senate run, despite his large political background.