Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was the first senator to endorse Donald Trump. Today he has a message for folks in the Republican establishment about what will happen if they don’t support the presumptive nominee.
Here are some of Sessions’ remarks during an interview with Politico’s “Off Message” podcast, as reported by Real Clear Politics:
“I think [Ryan] needs to recognize, on some of these issues, Trump is where the Republicans are and if you’re going to be a Republican leader you should be supportive of that.
“‘My advice is to listen and accept the will of the American people, the Republican voters – the Republican party is the Republican voters,‘ he added – a pointed reference to Ryan’s suggestion that he, and not the presumptive party nominee, represents authentic conservative values. ‘Give me a break! A lot of our drift within our party has gotten away from [the will of the voters] … I think the leaders in all parties tend to adjust to reality. They just have to or they won’t remain in office … Already many are sensing it.'”
While Trump may not be the ideal constitutional conservative, many Republicans realize that our so-called “conservative” leaders in Washington DC haven’t done anything to fight the progressive values of the Obama administration. Instead of standing up for limited government, Congressional Republicans have rolled over for whatever Obama wants.
A lot of conservatives realize that the direction of our country needs to change (and quickly). Whether you like him or not, enough Republican and conservative voters believe he represents that change best out of the GOP field.
Do you agree with Senator Sessions that the Republican establishment needs to accept the will of the people?
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