Attorney General Sessions – Who Is He?

Earlier this week, Trump offered Senator Jeff Sessions the position of Attorney General (AG). Naturally, it did not take long for the media to hurl accusations of racism and evilness towards Sessions. Assuming that he will be confirmed by Congress, it is important to know who Senator Sessions is. More importantly, everybody ought to know what Sessions could do as AG.

 

Who is Jeff Sessions?

Conservative Review gives Sessions the liberty score of 78. In its “Sessions At A Glance” section of his profile, Conservative Review describes Senator Sessions in the following manner:

“Jeff Sessions was appointed by President Reagan as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama in 1981. After holding this position for twelve years, Reagan nominated Sessions as judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District.  His nomination was rejected by the Senate, so he ran a successful campaign for Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and served for two years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996. He was re-elected by substantial majorities in 2002, 2008, and most recently in 2014.”

Additionally, between 2009 and 2011, Sessions served in a high ranking position within the Senate Judiciary Committee. While there, he lead the fight against amnesty immigration policies. He also sought to stop much of the Democratic Party’s far-left criminal justice reform.

 

What could AG Sessions do?

It is important to not underestimate the power of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Tasked with making sure that federal law is enforced, the DOJ is the true executive arm of the Executive Branch. Based on Sessions’ political philosophy, he could easily begin to hold “Sanctuary Cities” accountable for their lawless actions. Sessions could also force states to enforce federal election laws and restore the integrity of our voting system. Above all else, Sessions could terminate the plethora of frivolous lawsuits against states, which range from the suit against North Carolina for its bathroom bill to “racially-charged lawsuits against local police departments” all over the country. Of course, it is always difficult to predict the future. Nevertheless it appears safe to say that Trump’s selection of Sessions for AG is a selection for law and order.