Sessions won’t say who he voted for in Alabama
Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not say which Senate candidate he voted for on Thursday for Alabama’s special election.
Sessions, who vacated the seat Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are contesting to become attorney general, would only say that he voted with an absentee ballot when asked who he had voted for.
AG Jeff Sessions was just asked who he voted for in AL Senate race to replace him. Wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of Roy Moore. “I voted absentee,” he said. “I value the sanctity of the ballot. The people of Alabama are good and decent, they’ll make right decision.”
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) December 12, 2017
Jeff Sessions, who voted absentee in today’s election, says, “I value the sanctity of the ballot and I would say the people of Alabama are good and decent and wonderful people. I’ve been proud to serve for 20 years in the Senate and they’ll make the right decision, I’m sure.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 12, 2017
Sessions, an early supporter and adviser of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, would be breaking with his boss if he backed Jones.
Many in the GOP establishment have broken with Moore, who has been accused of romantically and sexually pursuing teenage girls as young as 14 when he was in his 30s.
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has said that he wrote in the name of another conservative rather than vote for Moore.
Trump, however, has backed Moore after opposing him earlier this fall in the GOP primary.
Trump has put high stakes on the prominent Senate race, warning voters of the consequences of having another “Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Democrat” that would weaken the Republican Senate majority.
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