Issues, Justice

What they’re saying about Jeff Sessions

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As Republican Alabama Senator Jefferson Sessions prepares to join the Trump administration as Attorney General, organizations across the country have begun praising Donald Trump’s selection. Here are the voices defending Sessions’ two-decade time in the Alabama Senate, service as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, and successful career practicing law:

“Senator Sessions’ record and respect for the rule of law makes him an excellent choice to lead the United States Department of Justice. Over the past 8 years, the Department of Justice has been derelict on its responsibilities to ensure free and fair elections across this nation, at times even contributing to the problem. We look forward to working with the Department to restore election integrity nationwide.” – J. Christian Adams, President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation and former lawyer in the Voting Rights Section of the Department

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Image Credit: Gage Skidmore CC by 2.0

“No one will work harder than Jeff Sessions to defend the freedoms and safety of all Americans as Attorney General. He is not intimidated by the liberal media or the Washington establishment. He has the courage and the proven record to take on special interests. He is passionate about defending the Constitution and the rule of law to protect the rights of everyone.” – Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation

“As a former Alabama Attorney General, former United States Attorney, and a longtime distinguished member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and staunch advocate for the law enforcement community and the rule of law, Senator Sessions will make an outstanding United States Attorney General.” – John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation

“There’s no one in the country better qualified to be Attorney General than Jeff Sessions. His probity and rectitude are beyond question. Reverence for the laws is his political religion, and the contrast between him and the blandly sinister Loretta Lynch couldn’t be starker. And for those skeptical of the president-elect, Sessions has both the integrity and the relationship with Trump to be able to say “no” if the president was ever to attempt anything beyond the pale legally.” – Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

“While soft-spoken, Senator Sessions has the steel-willed determination to restore DOJ from its current corrupted partisanship by putting the blindfold back on Lady Justice as he enforces the law.  Sessions will also help remove the stain of an Obama Justice Department that views itself more as political activists than neutral arbiters as has been witnessed by their legal war on local police and their failure to enforce immigration laws.  The only potential down-side of Senator Jeff Sessions’ appointment is that when confirmed, the Senate will lose one of its great leaders who has met every challenge with integrity and quiet strength.” -Rich Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government

Sen. Sessions’ solid understanding of the Constitution and firm commitment to the rule of law is exactly what the Justice Department needs. I have worked closely with Sen. Sessions on the Judiciary Committee over these past six years and I have every confidence that he will make a great Attorney General for all Americans”- Mike Lee, Utah State Senator

“Senator Sessions is a man of the highest integrity who has been a strong ally of Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party movement. He has spoken at several Tea Party Patriots events over the years and Americans should know he is absolutely committed to securing our borders, protecting the Constitution and upholding the rule of law.” – Jenny Beth Martin , Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder

This is a guest post from Americans for Limited Government

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