Just two days before Alabamians hit the polls in the SEC Primary, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a favorite among conservative activists and an outspoken border hawk, endorsed Donald Trump for president at a rally outside of Huntsville Sunday evening.
“There is an opportunity this year, Tuesday, and we have the opportunity — we have an opportunity Tuesday. It may be the last opportunity we have for the people’s voice to be heard. You have asked for 30 years, and politicians have promised for 30 years to fix illegal immigration,” Sessions said to the rally crowd filled with thousands of Trump supporters.
“The American people have known for years these trade agreements have not been working for them,” Sessions continued. “We now have and will soon have a vote on the Transpacific Partnership TPP, Obamatrade, and it will damage America. It will create a commission that undermines our sovereignty, and it should not pass. Donald Trump when he gets elected president will see it does not pass.”
Sessions went on to explain that he understands Trump is not perfect, but that nobody is and then offered his endorsement.
“This movement, he doesn’t take money from political groups and lobbyists. He is committed to leading this country in an effective way. You know, nobody is perfect. We can’t have everything, can we, Mr. Trump? But I can tell you one thing, I think at this time in my opinion, my best judgment, at this time in America’s history, we need to make America great again!” Sessions said, reiterating Trump’s campaign slogan.
“I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States,” Sessions concluded.
Sessions’ announcement is the latest in a series of high-profile political endorsements for Trump by prominent GOP voices including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, former Alaska Gov. and 2008 ice presidential candidate Sarah Palin among others.
Sessions’ pledge of support gives Trump another boost in the Yellowhammer, one of 11 voting Tuesday, when 595 delegates are at stake across the country.