Sessions challenges Tuberville to debate, Tuberville declines

Alabama News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions is challenging Tommy Tuberville to a series of five debates ahead of their July Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate.

Sessions is trying to reclaim the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s attorney general, a position he was later forced out of after their relationship soured over his recusal in the investigation into Russian interference in Trump’s 2016 election.

“There are a lot of things that he needs to answer,” Sessions said. “We know nothing about him. At age 65, he has never supported a candidate. Never said he was a conservative.”

“All he’s trying to do is get the narrative off of the national disaster that he created by recusing himself, Tuberville said. “He’s in a Twitter war with the president and we’ll let that play out.”

Tuberville led Sessions during the March Republican primary and the two face off again in the July 14 runoff.  


Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.