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Roy Moore and Doug Jones Are Vying for Jeff Sessions’ Former Senate Seat So Why Won’t Sessions Say Who He Voted For?

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‘I Value the Sanctity of the Ballot’ Sessions Says

Frequently lawmakers and elected officials endorse the person they wish to carry on their legacy or take their office in the next direction. President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton. More recently, just last week embattled Congressman John Conyers resigned and endorsed his (disgraced) son to take his seat. 

It’s Election Day for Alabama voters, with Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on the ballot to fill the open Senate seat that was once held for two decades by Jeff Sessions, now President Trump’s Attorney General.

President Trump has fully endorsed Moore, a Christian extremist and former Supreme Court Chief Justice twice-removed for not following federal law. Moore stands accused of child molestation, sexual assault, and aggressively pursuing teenaged girls.

So who did Attorney General Sessions endorse?

No one, which may be in deference to the Hatch Act.

Who did he vote for?

Sessions refuses to say.

“I voted absentee,” Sessions told reporters Tuesday. “I value the sanctity of the ballot. The people of Alabama are good and decent, they’ll make right decision. I’ve been proud to serve for 20 years in the Senate and they’ll make the right decision, I’m sure.

The Hill notes “Sessions, an early supporter and adviser of President Trump‘s 2016 campaign, would be breaking with his boss if he backed Jones.”

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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Trump Responds to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump responded to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night.

“She just died? I didn’t know that,” Trump claimed to reporters before he boarded Air Force One at 8:15 PM, well after news broke that the beloved progressive jurist had died.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Trump was holding a campaign rally when news of her passing broke. He happened to be speaking about putting yet another justice on the nation’s top court:

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‘Mitch McConnell Set the Precedent. No Supreme Court Vacancies Filled in an Election Year’ Says Dem US Senator

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a progressive who has served in Congress for 44 years, is warning Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to not bring a Trump Supreme Court nominee to the floor for a vote in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Sen. Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell minutes ago announced he will bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote.

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