Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a least one outspoken ally in his quest to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama — conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
Coulter, the author of “Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind,” explained during an interview with Huntsville radio’s WVNN on Friday that his opponent former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville could be vulnerable to a surprise attack from the left, which would make Sen. Doug Jones’ (D-Mountain Brook) reelection in November more likely.
She also defended Sessions’ recusal from the investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election while serving as President Donald Trump’s U.S. Attorney General, which has been a controversy that has plagued Sessions throughout his bid for his old U.S. Senate seat.
“The entire Russia investigation, the entire independent counsel investigation was 100% Trump’s fault,” Coulter said. “But he has to come up with a fall guy. Jeff Sessions, who absolutely 100% percent had to recuse himself – not for Russia, per se, but from anything having to do with the campaign. That’s what he recused himself for from. That’s what’s being investigated.”
“Nobody knew Democrats were going to come up with this crazy Russia conspiracy theory when Sessions was appointed attorney general,” she added. “Jeff Sessions didn’t know any more than Donald Trump or golden boy Jared Kushner did. So, there’s nothing to tell him, then. Trump screws up, gets himself in this idiotic Russia mess and then blames Sessions for it. I mean, it is just outrageous.”
Last year, Coulter proposed another Alabamian as a challenger for Trump in the presidential primary, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville). Coulter lamented Brooks not receiving Trump’s endorsement in the 2017 U.S. Senate special election in Alabama, noting it went to then-U.S. Sen. Luther Strange but resulted in the nomination of former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Coulter said both Brooks and Sessions were among the few Republicans that put Americans ahead of other powerful interests.
“There are very few Republicans in all of Washington who care about you, Alabamians,” Coulter said. “They care about big multinational corporations, who want ever-more cheap labor, which will be subsidized by you, middle and working-class Alabamians. They’ll take your jobs, and your taxes will be used to subsidize their housing, their food, their kids going to school, their ‘English as a second language’ classes. Hope you don’t mind because this thin, thin slice of the uber-rich, you know, don’t have enough going for them in this country. They are supported by 100% of the Democratic Party and 90% of the Republican Party. And those few Republicans who actually do want to put America first include the great Mo Brooks and the great Jeff Sessions.”