Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) urged primary voters Friday to vote for candidates who are opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and who will fix the immigration system so that it serves American interests.
“Make sure — because this could be the last chance — that the votes you cast is for a person who is going to, with courage and steadfastness, fix the immigration system that’s so broken and is impacting adversely Americans’ safety, their wages, their hospitals, their schools, those kind of things,” Sessions said Friday during an appearance on the Howie Carr Show.
“And also we need to know with absolute clarity: are you for or against the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” he added.
Sessions said the presidential election will decide if the trade agreement passes and stressed that “It must not pass.” He added that this election could be the last one to decide the immigration question.
“This may be the last opportunity the American people will have to have their will imposed and create a lawful immigration system that serves the national interest,” he said.
The Alabamian acknowledged that there are other issues at play this cycle but argued immigration and TPP are the most consequential matters at stake this primary election.
“So I know we have to talk about the economy, national security, and the military, and the budget, and it’s hard to know who’s got the best idea,” Sessions said. “But on these two issues, I think the voters should say, ‘If you’re not going to be right on those, I’m not voting for you in this primary and I’m not going to vote for you as president.’ I really think it’s that important.”