Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated to Politico Wednesday that he would not run for his old Senate seat.
“No. I mean, no,” said Sessions, who served as a senator from Alabama for two decades before becoming attorney general last year, when Politico asked if he missed the Senate.
He added, “I could go back and spend time in the woods. I’ve got 10 grandchildren, oldest is 11.”
The ousted attorney general told Politico that he has yet to make a final decision on his future, however.
“I’ve been clearing my brain. I think that’s a fair statement,” he said. “I’ll go to Alabama, do some things and then that will clarify things a little more before I worry about making a statement.”
Democrat Doug Jones eventually won Sessions’ former seat in a shocking special election victory in December last year.
Sessions could challenge Jones in 2020, but President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on his one of his earliest establishment supporters may have irreparably harmed the Alabamian’s standing with the state’s Republican base.