Jeff Sessions dismisses Trump's 'juvenile insults': 'My honor and integrity are far more important'
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted President Trump's "juvenile insults" on Saturday in a marked departure from his characteristically tepid responses during the years of attacks from his former boss.
Trump had tweeted that Sessions was a "disaster" while offering support for Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville, who's running against Sessions for the Senate seat he held for decades before entering the Trump administration. "Jeff Sessions is a disaster who has let us all down. We don’t want him back in Washington!" Trump wrote.
"I’ve taken the road less travelled," Sessions responded Saturday on Twitter. "Not sought fame or fortune. My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults. Your scandal ridden candidate is too cowardly to debate. As you know, Alabama does not take orders from Washington."
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Trump famously denounced his own attorney general after the latter recused himself from the Russia investigation in 2017. Earlier this year, Sessions said he had no regrets about the recusal, which came in response to scrutiny surrounding his contacts with Russia's ambassador.
Sessions' response came just days before he's set to face off against Tuberville in Tuesday's run-off election. Polling from May showed Sessions trailing Tuberville by six points.
When Sessions launched his Senate bid this year, he drew the Trump campaign's ire for attempting to tie himself to the president.
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