Letter to the editor: Confirm Jeff Sessions
Friday, January 06, 2017 8:01 AM
Ever since President-elect Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, the left has been spinning in anger, determined to derail, delay and disrupt the confirmation process.
The reason for this reaction is quite simple: Democrats are still smarting from the wound of their unexpected defeat on Election Day, and they are determined to undermine President-elect Trump. President-elect Trump won on Nov. 8, in part, because the American public wants Donald Trump – not Hillary Clinton or the Democrat party – to make key nominations, from the Supreme Court to the cabinet positions to the lower federal courts.
The Democrats are hoping to silence and undermine the election results with partisan games and useless stalling. Americans, however, see through these games.
Sen. Sessions has a sterling record in the United States Senate. He has been a staunch upholder of the rule of law and an ardent defender of the Constitution. He is precisely the type of person who should head up the Justice Department, and President-elect Trump should be commended for this exceptional nomination.
I urge readers of this paper to call our two U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, and urge them to vote to confirm Sen. Sessions as attorney general. We must place leaders in positions that will continue to keep America strong.
Emery W. McClendon