Nov 6, 2019

Jeff Sessions escorted from Northwestern University amid protests

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a November 2018 news conference in Washington, D.C. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was escorted from Northwestern University in Illinois Tuesday night under heavy security after student demonstrators tried to stop him from giving a speech, reports Fox News, which labeled it a "cancel culture" protest.

Details: Per Fox News, Sessions managed to deliver his speech, titled "The Real Meaning of the Trump Agenda," sponsored by Northwestern’s College Republicans.

  • Extending an invitation to someone who served in President Trump's administration was debated at the college for weeks, before 90 percent of those questioned in a poll said he "should be allowed to speak on campus," the news outlet reports.

What he's saying: Sessions said during the event that the protests were "not right" and the "great university ... should not be putting up [with] this kind of trash," according to the Politicat on Northwestern News Network.

The big picture: Sessions resigned in November last year at the request of Trump, who blamed him for then-special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Go deeper: Jeff Sessions ponders a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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Former AG Jeff Sessions announces bid for Alabama Senate seat

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he will challenge Alabama Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 for Sessions' previously held Senate seat.

The big picture: Sessions' launch comes exactly one year to the day after he submitted his resignation at the request of President Trump. Sessions, who held the Senate seat from 1997-2017, is entering a crowded primary, as several Republican candidates vie to turn the Alabama seat red again.

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Trump appears with Sessions' Senate rival at Alabama football game

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the LSU Tigers-Alabama Crimson Tide game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Saturday. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

President Trump was cheered by the crowd Saturday as he attended a collegiate football game in Alabama alongside Rep. Bradley Byrne, who's running against former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat.

Details: Trump was recently booed by sports fans during two previous high-profile events and CBS reports a Baby Trump protest balloon was "knifed and deflated" at Saturday's U Tigers-Alabama Crimson Tide clash, which LSU won 46-41. But he received a warm reception from fans at the game, per video posted online by users including Byrne.

Go deeperArrowNov 10, 2019

Jeff Sessions' Alabama Senate run triggers GOP schism

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that he attempt to reclaim his Alabama Senate seat in 2020 is driving a wedge among Republicans.

The big picture: The congressional GOP's unity has been continually tested during the Trump administration, but maintaining a united front has become more important than ever for the party as it angles to flip the House and hang onto the Senate in 2020.

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