×
fallback position
November 8, 2018

A newly unemployed Jeff Sessions may be looking to get his old job back — his old old job, that is.

After being forced out of the Trump administration Wednesday, the former attorney general is reportedly considering running for his old Senate seat in 2020, Politico reports. Sessions served as a senator from Alabama for 20 years before leaving Congress in 2017 to serve as attorney general in the Trump administration. This prompted a special election in Alabama, in which Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore.

So now, having departed an attorney general job in which he was constantly berated by the president as being incompetent, Sessions is looking into a run against Jones for the seat he left behind, according to this report from Politico and another from CNN. Although it remains to be seen if Sessions would get the Republican nomination, Jones' seat is far from safe in the general election. In 2017, he won by less than 2 percentage points against an opponent, Roy Moore, who had been accused of sexual assault by three women, two of whom were teenagers at the time. Moore denied the allegations and received 48.2 percent of the vote.

Luther Strange, who filled Sessions' vacancy until Jones was sworn in, endorsed this idea on Wednesday, writing on Twitter, "Jeff Sessions for Senate in 2020!" Brendan Morrow

See More Speed Reads