Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General Endorses Jeff Sessions For Alabama Senate
Ed Meese, an attorney who served as Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General from 1985 to 1988, announced his endorsement of Jeff Sessions in the Alabama U.S. Senate Republican runoff election on Wednesday.
Meese made his case for endorsing Jeff Sessions in a radio ad now airing throughout Alabama.
Meese, an Alabaman, broke down why Sessions recused himself from the Russia conspiracy probe, and how his recusal was ultimately instrumental in ensuring that allegations of Russian collusion were throughout debunked and President Trump vindicated.
88-year old Meese recieved a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump in 2019. He was a longtime associate of Ronald Reagan’s, beginning his relationship with the iconic conservative President in the 1960’s as Reagan’s Chief of Staff when he served as the Governor of California.
Sessions in running for the Republican nomination for Senate against Tommy Tuberville, a football coach making an entry in national politics despite little experience in the field. Tubervile has been questioned by some leading America First advocates for his connections to liberal Republicans and mass immigration lobbyists.
Jeff Sessions, however, is known to possess one of the strongest conservative track records on immigration policy for any federal legislator. Sessions recently was the first national political figure to call for an immigration moratorium in the wake of the coronavirus recession rendering tens of millions of Americans unemployed, a policy proposal that President Trump himself later went on to partially implement.
Recent polling shows Sessions handily cutting into the lead of Tuberville, who is generously funded by establishment Republican donors and political consultants. The football coach has steadfastly refused to debate Sessions, who formerly held the Senate seat in addition to serving as Attorney General, and the runoff election for the nomination is set to occur on July 14th. The winner will go on to face Democratic Senator Doug Jones in the November general election.