November 18, 2016

Whitehouse Statement on Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Providence, RI – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General:

“The Attorney General of the United States is entrusted with vital responsibilities:  to defend the civil liberties and personal safety of all Americans without regard to race, religion, or sexual orientation; to set aside ideology to enforce the laws as written by Congress and interpreted by our courts, including those that protect our environment, public health, workers, and the right to vote; and to preserve the values enshrined in our Constitution of equal justice and due process under the law.  Senator Sessions knows the confirmation process he will face and no doubt expects the Committee to address all of these concerns.  I look forward to hearing his vision for protecting the civil rights of all Americans and vigorously enforcing our laws.”

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