One of the many charges against Sen. Jeff Sessions by liberals has been that he is anti-woman because he opposed the Violence Against Women Act. But that is because he supports meaningful reform that will actually help women threatened by violence, not just cleverly named but flawed legislation:
Well, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), despite its clever name, has many problems and Sessions has fought, and will continue to fight, for vulnerable victims of violence. . . . This is why the women of Concerned Women for America and Sessions opposed VAWA as presented and supported other versions that would have addressed some of the glaring problems with the bill. . . .
The point here is that it would still take a courageous senator to stand for what is right. Truly standing on the side of women would require a senator to endure being painted by the malicious left as the total opposite.
It says a lot that Sessions did, in fact, stand for women, no matter the personal political cost he had to pay.
His nomination is great news for those of us who love justice and truth and who are tired of the political calculations that have plagued the DOJ under the Obama administration.
Sessions will be on the side of the people as the next attorney general. He will be for women, for children, for families — for all Americans. That is a welcomed and much-needed change at the DOJ.
A careful examination of Sen. Sessions' opposition to VAWA -- as with a careful examination of most of his long record of public service -- shows that Sen. Sessions fights for the rule of law and for government policies that will actually help the poor, women, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups, rather than just claiming to help them to score political points.