Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said President Donald Trump is “not qualified” to serve in the Oval Office, citing a “long history of racism and bigotry” that includes remarks such as the KKK “coming back to haunt him.”
Sessions was addressing a rally of supporters on Wednesday in Alabama, where Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
The Alabama Republican also criticized Trump’s immigration ban, saying it has been “dangerous, illegal, and ineffective.”
“This president has made clear that he is not qualified to be president of the United States,” Sessions said.
“I have spent my career defending the Constitution, and that includes defending the right of our country to protect itself from threats that threaten the lives, liberty, and security of our citizens.”
Sessions added that Trump’s comments about the KKK have “nothing to do with race.”
The senator also slammed the president for the administration’s policies on health care and immigration, calling them “dangerously out of touch.”
Trump, however, said he is the only candidate who has “done more to protect the American people.”