Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions won't be Donald Trump's running mate, he announced, according to a report in The Hill.
"Don't bet any money on me," said the Alabama senator. "I think that would not happen." "I have not talked with him about it."
Trump told The Washington Post
that he would select "somebody that can walk into the Senate and who's been friendly with these guys for 25 years, and can get things done."
Sessions is the only member of the Senate who has endorsed Trump's bid for president, but in recent weeks, The Hill reports, he has reached out to Senators Orrin Hatch and Tom Cotton.
Sessions recently weighed in on the issue of legalizing marijuana, according to The Libertarian Republic.
"The creating of knowledge that this drug is dangerous, it cannot be played with, it is not funny, it's not something to laugh about, and trying to send that message with clarity, that good people don't smoke marijuana."
A petition had been filed to remove Sessions as the graduation speaker at the University of Huntsville, but now Sessions' supporters have filed a new petition demanding that he be kept on as the graduation speaker, AL.com reports.
"This is simply about free speech," said graduate student Schuyler Rich, who helped organize the petition.
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