Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Sunday endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, adding to the growing number of lawmakers who have now voiced their support for the frontrunner in the Republican primary.
During a rally in Alabama on Sunday, Sessions said that Trump will address the immigration system in the United States.
“You have asked, for 30 years, and politicians have promised for 30 years to fix illegal immigration. Have they done it?” Sessions asked the crowd.
In response, the crowd yelled “No!”
“Donald Trump will do it,” Sessions then said.
During his time in the Senate, Sessions has pushed for more limits on immigration into the U.S. And his approval in the presidential race has been sought after.
One of the senator’s aides had left his office to work for the Trump campaign, and Sessions appeared at a rally with Trump in August, but he had held off on an endorsement until now.
“This election is our last chance to save U.S. sovereignty and to end the domination of the political establishment over the interests of working Americans,” Sessions said in a Sunday statement released by the Trump campaign. “Trump alone has rejected the donor class, defending America’s jobs and wages from open borders, uncontrolled immigration and the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership that will cede U.S. authority to foreign powers. Trump’s trade and immigration plans will revitalize our shrinking middle class, keeping jobs and wealth and income inside the United States of America. Trump understands that a nation must always place the interests of its own people first.”