Tonight, after months of hysterical left-wing resistance, the Senate has finally confirmed Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted to make the former GOP senator from Alabama the United States’ top law enforcement official after a day of partisan wrangling. The chamber voted 52-47, largely along party lines, to confirm Sessions.
Sessions, 70, is an immigration hard-liner who had served in the Senate since 1997 and was among the first members of Congress to endorse President Donald Trump as a candidate. He previously was Alabama attorney general and a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.
On the Right, Sessions is widely regarded as a principled man committed to impartially upholding the rule of law, which comes as a breath of fresh air after eight years of a hyper-politicized Justice Department under Barack Obama’s AGs, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.
By contrast, the Left sees Sessions as a threat to their agenda on everything from vote fraud and immigration enforcement to their war on police and years of Planned Parenthood (literally and figuratively) getting away with bloody murder.
So Democrats pulled out all the stops to defame Sessions as an extremist and a racist, most recently via Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren reading a slanderous, race-baiting letter by Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor last night, and Congressional Black Caucus members staging a protest earlier today on the Senate floor.
Of course, the facts don’t match the racism smear at all:
After all, the smear that Sessions is, or was, a racist has come up against a mountain of hard evidence to the contrary. Sessions opposed race-baiting George Wallace when he attended college. In Alabama. In the 1960s. As U.S attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Sessions prosecuted the Klan and its murderous thugs, and worked to desegregate public schools. Later, as Alabama’s attorney general, he went after the perpetrators of a series of black church arsons in the 1990s.
Of all President Trump’s mostly-encouraging Cabinet nominees, Jeff Sessions is without a doubt one of the best, and one of the most important. Restoring the rule of law will be key to making America great again.