Senator Sessions Offered Attorney General Role in Trump Administration

The RNLA congratulates U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) on being offered the position of Attorney General for the incoming Trump Administration. Senator Sessions will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he can be sworn in as the next Attorney General.

In a statement, [President-Elect] Trump called Sessions one of his most trusted campaign advisers and cited his “world-class legal mind.”…“Jeff is greatly admired by legal scholars and virtually everyone who knows him,” Trump said.

Sessions served as a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and as Alabama’s attorney general. In a statement, he said there was “no greater honor” than to lead the Justice Department.

“I will give all my strength to advance the Department’s highest ideals,” [Senator Sessions] said. “I enthusiastically embrace President-elect Trump’s vision for ‘one America,’ and his commitment to equal justice under law. I look forward to fulfilling my duties with an unwavering dedication to fairness and impartiality.”

Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) called Sessions a respected member who “has worked across the aisle on major legislation. He knows the Justice Department as a former U.S. attorney, which would serve him very well in this position. With this background, I’m confident he would be reported favorably out of the committee.” 

Senator Sessions is an excellent leadership choice by President-Elect Trump. Senator Sessions was the 2010 recipient of the RNLA’s Ed Meese Award. The Ed Meese Award, named after the 75th United States Attorney General, is given to those that have upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges. For more about Senator Sessions and his background, please see his biography on the Trump Presidential Transition website.