MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Former Alabama Senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has formally announced he will be running for his old Senate seat Thursday.
Sessions made the announcement from his YouTube channel stating he never went against President Trump during his time in Washington or since he left.
“When I left President Trump’s cabin, did I write a tell-all book? No,” Sessions said. “Did I go on CNN and attack the president? Nope. Have I said a cross word about our president? Not one time.”
Sessions also released a statement from his campaign site.
“Our freedoms have never been under attack like they are today,” the statement read. “We have major party candidates for President campaigning on socialism, confiscating firearms, and closing down churches they disagree with. I’ve battled these forces my entire life, and I’m not about to surrender now. Let’s go!”
Sen. Doug Jones released a statement regarding the news of Sessions attempting to regain his seat.
“Since Jeff is not running against me at this point, it would seem that folks need to be focused on the reactions of his opponents in the Republican primary and perhaps President Trump’s tweets about him over the last couple of years,” the statement read.
Sessions was a senator for Alabama from 1997-2017 before leaving the seat to become President Trump’s Attorney General.