Nov. 18, 2016
America Is Better Than Jeff Sessions
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
Note: President-Elect Donald Trump announced that he plans to nominate U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the attorney general of the United States.
America is better than Jeff Sessions. The nation’s top law enforcement officer must evince a deep commitment to civil rights, civil liberties and human dignity. A man who opposes civil rights, justifies a ban on Muslims entering the country and expresses extreme anti-immigrant views is disqualified from serving as attorney general. President-Elect Donald Trump should withdraw his nomination of Senator Sessions to be attorney general, but if he does not, the U.S. Senate must deny him confirmation.