Nationally syndicated conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said on Monday morning Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) should run for president.
Ingraham’s comments came after she played segments of Sessions’ keynote address, given at the Tea Party Patriots’ five-year anniversary event last Thursday evening.
“Jeff Sessions, we need Sessions for President,” Ingraham said. Elaborating, she continued:
Really, is there anyone out there who is better than Jeff Sessions on any of these issues? He’s great. I think someone like Sessions could probably attract Democrats, Hispanics who are here legally who are tired of these stupid trade agreements and who have had their own wages undercut by illegal immigration, African Americans, certainly I think a lot of Tea Party people. Sessions is one of the few people to actually say it like it is.
Last week during that keynote speech, Sessions called on the Republican Party to start offering policies that help ordinary Americans and to ditch special interests like Wall Street and Silicon Valley figures attempting to influence the party’s policies.
“I believe the Republican Party needs to sever itself from this elite consensus,” Sessions said during that speech. “We need to break it off. Wall Street, we love ya. Davos, hope you have a good time over there. But we’re going to be representing everyday Americans by the millions.”
From the perch atop the GOP side of the Budget Committee in the Senate, Sessions has been a fiscal force–using numbers, data, and analysis to push conservatism in a body where Republicans have had barely any luck winning battles against Democrats under Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’s leadership. An immigration hawk, Sessions also has helped fend off the political and business establishment’s efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens and massively increase legal immigration.