(WKRG) – Jeff Sessions appears to be taking credit for President Trump’s plan to suspend immigration to the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday the President announced he will sign an executive order. Sessions says he touted such a plan last week.
“Last week, I announced on@TuckerCarlson’s show my plan to suspend immigration until Americans are back to work. It’s great news that @RealDonaldTrump is putting this into action!” Sessions said in a tweet late Monday.
Last week, Sessions appeared on Tucker carlson Tonight on Fox News and called for an immediate halt on immigration in order to ensure unemployed Americans get jobs when the economy starts to recover from the COVID-19 shutdown.
“We have about 1.4 million people that come to this country every year to take jobs,” Sessions said.
“We just announced today 5 million more people on the unemployment roll. 22 million now . There is no doubt it is in the interest of the United States of America to make sure that we get every one of those unemployed Americans the jobs first,”
President Trump has endorsed Sessions’ opponent Tommy Tuberville in the July Republican Run Off Election. Earlier this month, Trump’s campaign sent a letter to Sessions demanding that he stop using the President’s name in his campaign statements and materials.
Sessions served as U.S. Attorney General under Trump, but drew the wrath of the President when he recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.