June 21st, 2007
04:28 PM ET
12 years ago

Sessions: Bush not 'selling' immigration on trip

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

Filed under: Immigration
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Trey Atlanta GA

    Thank you Jeff Sessions for supporting the views of you constituency. Finally a senator that listens.

    June 21, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. ambrocio L mendoza hammonton new jersey 08037

    Mr. Session's, with all due respect I think you are the want who should "back off", on the Immigrattion bill and let it pass once and for all, we have a need to fix our broken system and this is our chance, and the beggining of a lot of many very needed changes. thank you.

    June 22, 2007 10:18 am at 10:18 am |