Jeff Sessions’ resignation on Wednesday was met with a flurry of wild speculation by the mainstream media.
For example, CNN reported that “Democracy is under attack” after Sessions’ resignation.
NBC News wrote that President Donald Trump’s “ouster” of Sessions was a threat to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
The New York Times wrote that Trump fired Sessions because the president was betrayed.
Sessions’ resignation was also met with a whirlwind of hypocrisy after Democrats began questioning his sudden departure.
In March 2017, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the resignation of Sessions. Pelosi released a statement, saying, “After lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign.”
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After a year of demanding Sessions must resign, now Pelosi is claiming that his resignation is a threat to America.
On Wednesday, Pelosi tweeted, “It is impossible to read Attorney General Sessions’ firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by @realDonaldTrump to undermine & end Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.”
But what’s the truth behind Sessions’ departure?
It was common knowledge that Sessions was leaving his position after the midterm elections — and that he’s likely doing so to reclaim his former Alabama senate seat in 2020 from Democrat Doug Jones.
“I think Jeff will run for his Senate seat in 2020,” Jonathan Gray, an Alabama political strategist, told AL.com. He went on to say that Sessions resignation was a political deal between Sessions and Trump.
“Did they make a deal? I’ve been doing this for 22 years and I guarantee you, they made a deal,” Gray said.
“Somebody made a handshake, somebody’s getting along and I think you’re going to see Jeff Sessions back on the ballot against Doug Jones in 2020.”
In that matchup, former Alabama state legislator Stephen Flowers said that Sessions would easily reclaim the seat from the Democrats.
Flowers tweeted —
Jeff Sessions should run for his old Senate seat in 2020. He’d win easily. #alpolitics
— Steve Flowers (@SteveFlowersAL) November 7, 2018
56 percent of Alabamian’s told AL.com they’d roll out the welcome mat for Sessions return to Senate.
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— The Horn editorial team