The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The press has not been kind to Sen. Jeff Ses­sions fol­low­ing his nom­i­na­tion as at­tor­ney gen­eral for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s in­com­ing ad­min­is­tra­tion. But Mr. Ses­sions has pow­er­ful peers who are giv­ing the choice of the Alabama law­maker a big thumbs up — is­su­ing pos­i­tive, on-the-record state­ments prais­ing Mr. Ses­sions as a cham­pion of the Con­sti­tu­tion and the rule of law. His fans in­clude:

Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell, U.S. Se­nate pres­i­dent pro tem­pore Or­rin Hatch, Chair­man of the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee Chuck Grass­ley and Sens. John Barasso, Su­san Collins, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Jeff Flake, Lind­sey Gra­ham, Richard Hatch, Jim In­hofe, Mike Lee, Joe Manchin — a Demo­crat — David Per­due, Dan Sul­li­van, Thom Til­lis and Roger Wicker.

“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,” says Jim DeMint, pres­i­dent of the Her­itage Foun­da­tion. “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. Jeff has been such a great friend to me and many oth­ers, be­com­ing one of the most re­spected lead­ers in the Se­nate and should eas­ily be con­firmed.”

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