Jeff Sessions said he still backs President Donald Trump, despite his unceremonious firing as attorney general almost a year ago.
“I’m proud of President Trump’s policy agenda, and you have had a part in it,” Sessions told a crowd of enthusiastic Alabama Republicans at the Madison County Republican Party fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
“He’s driven to succeed, and much of his frustration arises from his inability to move the bureaucracy to achieve what he believes ought to be achieved fast enough. As Kanye West said, he has dragon energy. I think that’s a good description of it—really.”
“So I [inaudible] the Department of Justice and poured my heart into my work and was pleased to be able to advance the president’s policies, which were my policies, and which were good for America, I believe,” he continued.
Sessions spoke for 40 minutes but didn’t address the House impeachment inquiry or speak to reporters as he left, the Montgomery Advertiser reports.
Alabama GOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan confirmed Sessions was the guest of honor at the event, tweeting images from what she said was a sold out annual “Freedom Dinner” in Madison County.
— Terry Lathan (@ChairmanLathan) October 2, 2019
Trump turned on Sessions after the former attorney general recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump mocked Sessions publicly before, and after, firing him following the 2018 elections, when the Democrats took back control of the House.
Democratic Sen. Doug Jones also flipped Sessions’s former Alabama Senate seat in a special election after his appointment as attorney general.