Sessions does not support the president's immigration bill.
(CNN) – One advantage of taking passengers on Air Force One is you have a captive audience. But one of the most vocal critics of the Bush-backed immigration bill, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, says President Bush hasn’t been doing too much arm twisting as he traveled with him Thursday.
Sessions, who said earlier this month President Bush "needs to back off" on the immigration bill. Despite their disagreement on the issue, the president is hosting a fundraiser for Sessions in Mobile, Alabama.
At their first stop, the Browns Ferry nuclear in Athens, Alabama, a pool reporter asked Sessions if the president has changed his mind on immigration during the day.
Sessions replied, “Well, I will say that he’s mentioned it. But he isn’t doing any real selling.”
- CNN Political Desk Manager Steve Brusk