Politics

Trump Says He'd Consider Jeff Sessions for VP

Alabama lawmaker was first senator to back businessman's White House bid

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, left, at a campaign rally in February where he endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Donald Trump said Tuesday he could pick Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as his running mate.   

"Jeff Sessions is certainly somebody I would consider," the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said at a news conference in New York on Tuesday.   

Sessions is one of Trump's earliest congressional supporters . He's tried to get his colleagues to support Trump as well, including organizing a March meeting in Washington between Trump and current and former GOP lawmakers. 

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