Former attorney general and senator Jeff Sessions was defeated in the Alabama Republican primary, thank you very much Donald Trump, you self-absorbed narcissist.
Sessions was trying to reclaim his former Senate seat after he resigned as attorney general, but Trump, in a pique that would embarrass any sane or emotionally stable person, endorsed Sessions’ opponent, Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach.
The reason for Trump’s endorsement? He was furious that Sessions recused himself from a Department of Justice investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Sessions was absolutely correct; because of his endorsement of Trump, he had an ethical obligation to bow out because of a conflict of interest. Never mind that he was one of the first persons to endorsement Trump.
For Trump, it was a matter of loyalty, pure and simple, ethics be damned. Screw Sessions, for doing the right thing. Sessions has paid the price for his decision, but he will stand out as a public servant of great integrity.