FRIENDS OF JEFF
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.”