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Jeff Sessions: I Am Running for Senate and Ready to Push the Trump Agenda



Jeff Sessions joins us on set tonight. Thank you for coming.

>> Thank you, tucker, good to be with you.

>> Tucker: Are you running for Senate?

>> Yes, we will file papers tomorrow.

>> Tucker: You are running for the seat that you held. After the coach of the Alabama football team, the most famous person in the state. Do you regret leaving in the first place?

>> I had a great tenure at the department of justice and so many different ways. And I don’t ever worry about regretting things like that. We were able to serve. We were able to push the Trump agenda, and do it in an honorable way. And it was a great experience. I spent 15 years in the department, so, and I do not regret that. It was an honor to serve, and I am, it is not my seat in the Senate, but I believe that I have something to give. I have some convictions that I think need to be pushed. We need to get some Republicans moving. They have not been pushing hard enough to advance the Trump agenda. So that’s what I look forward to doing. And I think I can contribute to that.

>> Tucker: Politics intruded on your tenure at the department of justice paid we can get to that in a minute. But it raises your relationship with President Trump that you brought forward in a political ad. I don’t think it has appeared anywhere but here now.

>> Did I right a tell-all book? No. Oh did I go on CNN and the attacked the president? No. Have I said a cross word about our president? Not one time. I will tell you why. First, that would be dishonorable. I was there to serve his agenda, not mine. Second, the president is doing a great job. For America and Alabama, and he has my strong support.

>> Tucker: He has your strong support. Do you have his strong support?

>> I hope so, I think he will respect my work. I was there for the Trump agenda every day. I was in the Senate, no doubt about it. I was the first Republican and senator to endorse him. We pushed the immigration agenda. The trade agenda. And began to work for a realistic foreign policy. It does not get us in endless wars. He was right about all three of those. That’s where the American people are, and this Republican Congress. And the whole Congress needs to listen to that.

>> Tucker: Ironically, you are one of the very few people in the administration who agreed with him on his signature issues. Most didn’t and work to undermine him for three years. But you got into Russia, he was furious about that, do you regret that decision?

>> No, I did the thing that I had to do about rules and the department of justice. The senior advisors told me that this is what the rules require, the regulations required, and I read them, and I don’t think there was any doubt from me. But I know how painful it was for the president. This is the whole thing was very painful for him. And he saw this as a pivotal moment. But painful and prolonged as it was, it did clear him of Russian collusion, and I’m certainly glad that that finally happened.

>> Tucker: He is very popular in the state of Alabama, as you know. As your ad suggests. You don’t want him to come out against you, of course. Are you going to talk to them about it?

>> I will. And I look forward to having that opportunity and having provided it at this moment. But I would like to be able to go to the people of Alabama and tell them with all honesty, I believe in this agenda. I was for this agenda before President Trump announced, and I supported it when he was president, when he was resin running for president. I supported him. And if I return to the Senate — no no senator will be more for advancing trumps agenda than I will be.

>> Tucker: I believe that. I was there, and you were making the same case that you are making now. What about your fellow Republicans who remain in the Senate? Do you think after three years they buy the Trump agenda?

>> I think some of them are still standoffish. And some of them almost give the impression that maybe he will just fail or it won’t happen and we won’t have to deal with it. But ending lawlessness at the border is a bipartisan overwhelming issue. Standing up to China and defending American manufacturing. Standing up against cheating and fraud and abuse is a bipartisan powerful issue. Trump is right on both of those. And fighting her own words. I saw that veterans opposed military effort in our rack not justified by 64%. American people think that we are too committed into many endless wars, President Trump is right about that. So I think this represents some change for the Republican establishment. And many of the Democrats, totally opposed to it. But we should be able to put together a majority, and we should drive this issue. We can take it to the American people. And name names, and show who is for what. And make them vote. That’s what I would like to see us do.

>> Tucker: Naming names would be a great public service. Quickly we move from Russia to Ukraine, the president is going to be impeached, what do you make of that?

>> Tucker: I cannot point —

>> I cannot see an impeachment case here, a continuous attack from day one, things that people have done that are perfectly innocent, I felt some of that myself or created and twisted to be something evil and improper. And the president has conducted himself in this matter within the law, and I don’t believe that there is anything close to an impeachment case. I think the Democrats will basically vote it. It looks like pretty slink away, and let the Senate rejected.

>> Tucker: Senator, Attorney general, and now Senate candidate Jeff Sessions.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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