Speaking to Breitbart News Sunday about his endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Sen. Jeff Sessions explained the importance of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill in his decision to endorse.
When asked by SiriusXM host and Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon about the importance of the Gang of Eight bill to the 2016 race, Sen. Sessions responded, “This election is the people’s chance to put a stake in its heart.”
“This is an opportunity for the people to take control of their government, and that’s sort of the way I feel about this Trump thing,” Sessions said. “I just think that at some point in history the people need to have their voice heard, and it just might be heard this year.”
When asked to explain his comments describing the Trump candidacy as a “movement,” Sessions explained, “People are not happy with their government. They have asked and been promised for 30 years that they’d have a lawful system of immigration. The politicians just promise and don’t deliver. And they promised that we’re going to do better about trade, and here we have another now 5,000 page Obamatrade bill that politicians are advocating – Republicans too – and it ought not to pass.”
Sessions added, “So, I think the American people’s voices are being heard. And there is indeed an establishment, and they are very much worried about the Trump movement. And it has the potential to broaden and alter the nature of the Republican Party. For us to be an effective party that wins elections, we need to be representing people, and more than 45 or 47 percent. And we’ve got to be talking about things they care about for a change, and responding to the legitimate requests that they ask for.”
Listen to the full audio of Sen. Sessions’ interview below: