Lobbying push is in full swing to confirm meetings AG


The unofficial lobbying press to confirm, and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, as the next attorney General is already in progress, start with the conservative allies, a campaign and website to tout his bona fides, and to prevent that the past controversies creating turmoil next month.

Meetings, a President Donald Trump to the earliest supporters, was one of his first Cabinet selection. Trump, calling him the powerful post, called the Sessions “a world-class legal mind” admired “virtually everyone who knows him.”

In the time of Trump’s February announcement, but the pick was immediately met with angry objections from Democrats and immigration activists over his hardline views on the subject. In the year 2015, he called the term “immigration reform” is a “legislative title of honor almost exclusively of proposals which benefit everyone but the American citizens.”

Some critics have tried to revive a decades-old controversy surfaced during his 1986 nomination to a Federal judge. The appointment has been said rejected, according to former colleagues, he had a number of racist comments, including that he had called the NAACP and the ACLU “un-American charge”, called a black attorney “boy” and made a joke about the fondness of the Ku Klux Klan, until he heard that she used marijuana. Sessions has denied making racist comments, and called the charges inaccurate.

Sessions’ confirmation hearing before the Senate judiciary Committee on Jan. 10-11.

In preparation for the website Friday, launched a vehement defence of the meetings of the record as a senator and justice Minister in Alabama, who “worked tirelessly to defend the civil and statutory rights of all Americans.”

“From his time as U.S. attorney to his tenure as Attorney General for the state of Alabama, Jeff Sessions, successful drug and violent criminals, the corrupt politicians and white-collar offenders are prosecuted, and his record shows an absolute commitment to equality before the law, by the people, not powerful interests,” Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial crisis Network – the group behind the pressure-said in a statement.

Perhaps anticipating the efforts of Democrats to focus on the past controversies in his interrogation, the group that this site will be used to highlight Sessions ” services in the field of civil rights, with images of him, held hands with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to commemorate 50 years since “Bloody Sunday” in the year 2015.

The site also puts his vote in favor of an extension of the Voting Rights Act, his work against the KKK in Alabama and his efforts to the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to Rosa Parks. The Website contains a lengthy document with his civil rights record as a U.S. attorney, including the quotes of praise.

“In a time when many American lawyers in the South were not always friendly to the Civil Rights Division, Jeff Sessions,” said Barry Kowalski, a former DOJ employees, the L. A. cops against Rodney King. “Jeff had the vision and the courage and the desire to do the right thing.”

The push moves comes as a trump card to finish to his Cabinet selection. He needs to call, Veterans Affairs and agriculture Secretary, but his AG pick to be nominated as one of his main Cabinet. Meetings could priorities a key advocate in the trump suit the aspirations of the immigration policy changes, among others.

The controversy sessions, however, waned as critics have focused on other more recent picks such as ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the foreign Minister, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of energy. Tillerson, in particular, in the face of cross-party concerns about its Russia relations.

Further, with trump only muster a simple majority in the Senate to confirm Cabinet nominees, he was able to seal Sessions ” by appointment to hold the majority of the Republicans in line.

Sessions’ allies still take care of to stress-Sessions ” over cross-party support, in the hope that his colleagues confirmed on both sides of the aisle join together in him. The pro-Sessions-site contains references of top Democratic leaders, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY

“We are from different parts of the country, and not only different parties, but significantly different ideologies, but he is always a gentleman,” quoted Schumer, as namely in the year 2002.

Schumer recently said sessions received a “very thorough and tough examination” in the confirmation process. Other Democratic colleagues, signaling that they will make noise in the next month.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said in a November statement: “Thirty years ago, a Republican Senate rejected Senator Sessions’ nomination to a Federal judgeship. The fact that the Senate affirms that there is no compromise with racism; no negotiations with hatred. Today, a new Republican Senate will have to decide whether you prevent interest and the political cowardice that these do, once again, what is right.”

Severino told your website focuses on the support of the voters to understand, the meetings, during the defense, some of the criticism leveled at him, and clues about alleged past.

“We are batting these attacks, but to make the larger purpose, is the positive case, and we will explain why he / she is qualified for this position,” she said. “We just want to be ready when they do ramp [the attacks].”

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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