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November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 | News Releases on

Heritage Applauds Nomination of Sessions for Attorney General

Today, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General.

Heritage President Jim DeMint, had the following to say about the nomination:

"No one will work harder than Jeff Sessions to defend the freedoms and safety of all Americans as Attorney General. He is not intimidated by the liberal media or the Washington establishment. He has the courage and the proven record to take on special interests. He is passionate about defending the Constitution and the rule of law to protect the rights of everyone. Jeff has been such a great friend to me and many others, becoming one of the most respected leaders in the Senate and should easily be confirmed."

John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation said:

“As a former Alabama Attorney General, former United States Attorney, and a longtime distinguished member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and staunch advocate for the law enforcement community and the rule of law, Senator Sessions will make an outstanding United States Attorney General.”

The Heritage Foundation has offered a number of policy suggestions for the Trump administration in their Mandate Leadership Series. Included are policy proposals for the incoming Attorney General.

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