The announcement was met by widespread applause from Republicans, but denouncement from Democrats who claim Sessions’ has overly “hard-line views on immigrants,” despite the fact that his voting record shows otherwise.
In 2009, Sessions opposed a hate crimes law to which Congress had attached a defense budget bill. While it later passed, the incoming AG had some very strong opinions on the legislation that (despite what the left would have you believe) didn’t include minorities being assaulted for who they are.
“No one believes that individuals should be assaulted because of their beliefs, their gender or their sexual orientation. That type of behavior is unacceptable and should be prosecuted. It has been prosecuted. I am sure State and local law enforcement officers will continue to do so,” he said then.
Sessions labeled the hate crime bill “one of the largest expansions of Federal law enforcement in history” and said the attorney general “should not allow politics to drive law in America.”
I wonder who Trump will pick next!