Jeff Sessions has a warning for Paul Ryan and Republican leaders who won’t get behind Donald Trump: They’ll struggle to hold onto their jobs.
In an interview with Politico’s podcast “Off Message” posted on Tuesday, the Alabama Republican — who in February became the first U.S. senator to endorse Trump — said that the billionaire has become the face of the Republican party, and it was time for the House speaker (and others who were resisting) to accept that.
“I think [Ryan] needs to recognize, on some of these issues, Trump is where the Republicans are, and if you’re going to be a Republican leader, you should be supportive of that,” Sessions said. “My advice is to listen and accept the will of the American people, the Republican voters — the Republican Party is the Republican voters.”
Sessions also had four words for the House Speaker saying that Trump needed to show conservatives he shared the same values: “Give me a break!”
“A lot of our drift within our party has gotten away from [the will of the voters] … I think the leaders in all parties tend to adjust to reality. They just have to or they won’t remain in office. … Already many are sensing it,” he added.
Sessions’ interview was published the same day Donald Trump said at a news conference he’d consider the Alabama senator as his running mate.
Last week, Sessions told The Daily Caller he was open to being on the GOP ticket with Trump.