Trump made his choice for AG.
Strong man, is he going after crooked Hillary?
Trump has tapped Sessions as his attorney general pick, the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Friday.
In February, the Alabama senator became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump during his campaign. His name was also floated as a possible running mate for Trump.
Sessions is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, and served as an adviser on Trump’s immigration policy plan during his campaign.
When he first endorsed Trump, Sessions praised the then-GOP contender as someone who would finally fix illegal immigration.
As a current member of the Senate, it’s unlikely that Sessions’ Republican colleagues will try to block his nomination. But Democrats and liberal groups are sure to focus on Sessions’ controversial past.
In the 1980s, Sessions was considered for a Ronald Reagan-appointed federal district judgeship in Alabama, but was blocked by the Senate after a black former deputy, Thomas Figures, accused him of making racially insensitive statements. Figures, a former assistant U.S.
Attorney in Alabama, said that Sessions had once warned him to be careful about what he said to “white folks.”
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said in a statement that, “No Senator has fought harder against the hopes and aspirations of Latinos, immigrants, and people of color than Sen. Sessions.”
Trump in his first TV interview said that he is not putting Hillary high on his list of most important worries.
But he promised to his supporters, so we are going to see if his AG is going to appoint special prosecutor who is going to investigate former state secretary.