Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail'

Rep. Bradley ByrneBradley Roberts ByrneJerry Carl wins GOP Alabama runoff to replace Rep. Bradley Byrne Jeff Sessions loses comeback bid in Alabama runoff Sessions fights for political life in Alabama runoff MORE (R-Ala.), who is running to unseat Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November, released a new attack ad against fellow GOP primary contender and former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Tuberville breaks DC self-quarantine policy to campaign MORE

In the new 30-second ad, Bryne criticizes Sessions for being forced by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE to resign as attorney general.

The ad also states “Hillary [Clinton] still ain’t in jail," a possible dig at Sessions' record as attorney general.


"Lock her up" was a common refrain that was chanted about former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a 'stunt' What Trump got wrong by pushing coal Trump is fighting the wrong war MORE during Trump campaign events in 2016. The quote appears to be a reference to this chant. 

Similarly, the ad criticizes former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville who is also in Alabama's Republican primary Senate race, saying that Tuberville "can't keep a job" and wants to allow illegal immigrants into the state. Tuberville was asked to resign as Auburn's head football coach after the 2008 season.

Byrne himself appears at the end of the ad and lists reasons why Alabamians should vote for him.

"97 percent pro-Trump voting record, fought impeachment, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-wall and I'll fight for Alabama," Byrne says in the ad.


In a poll this week, Sessions led the pack of GOP-contenders with 31 percent, Tuberville at 29 percent in second and Byrne in third with 17 percent.

Sessions' campaign spokesperson John Rogers responded to the ad saying, "When a candidate is desperate and losing, they always attack. Unfortunately, that’s what we are seeing not only from Bradley Byrne, but also from Tommy Tuberville."

Tuberville also rebuked the ad, saying it was full of "lies" and "baseless attacks," according to Yellowhammer News.

Voters in Alabama will vote in the race's primary on March 3. Whoever wins that election will face Jones, who beat former Alabama Chief Justice Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreSessions hits back at Trump days ahead of Alabama Senate runoff Judge allows Roy Moore lawsuit over Sacha Baron Cohen prank to proceed Senate outlook slides for GOP MORE for the seat in 2017.