By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday February 1, 2017, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party line vote, recommended that US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) be confirmed as the next US Attorney General.
US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said on social media, “Great news: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Senator Jeff sessions to be our next Attorney General. I look forward to supporting him when the vote comes before the full Senate.
US Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama) celebrated the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States, saying he is an outstanding American who will serve the country admirably.
Congresswoman Roby said, “Jeff Sessions is an outstanding American who for many years has fought tirelessly to advance conservative principles,” Roby said. “He is a man of the highest character and integrity who has a deep understanding of the rule of law. There is no one more qualified to lead our country as Attorney General, and I’m confident that he will serve the American people admirably. Our country needs Jeff Sessions’ leadership as Attorney General, and I urge the full Senate to confirm his nomination without delay.”
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said, “Excellent news! The Senate Judiciary Committee just approved Jeff Sessions’ nomination to serve as the next Attorney General. I have never had any doubt that Senator Sessions would be confirmed, but I am glad the process is moving forward. A vote before the full Senate could come as soon as Friday.”
Alabama Trump Co-Chairman former State Representative Perry O Hooper Jr (R-Prattville) congratulated Senator Sessions for being recommended by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hooper said, “I congratulate Senator Jeff Sessions for being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today.”
Hooper said, “President Trump chose Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General because he is a man that believes in the rule of law. Senator Sessions will return law and order to our nation and always put the interests of America first. That’s what the American people want and thanks to President Trump, that’s what they will get.”
Hooper added, “The Democrats have tried to vilify Senator Sessions and delay his confirmation, but the truth prevailed today. Jeff Sessions will be our next Attorney General and it’s high time for the Democrats to stop the petty partisan games. The people want to get America working again and unfortunately the Democrats seemed to be more concerned about appealing to their base and obstructing the President than doing what the people voted for in November.”
Former Rep. Hooper is one of 20 candidates who Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) interviewed for Senator Sessions seat if it should become available.
Gov. Bentley has also interviewed suspended Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R), US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston), Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), Sen. Cam Ward (R-Alabaster), State Representative Bill Poole (R-Tuscaloosa), Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R), Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile), State Rep. Connie Rowe (R-Jasper), ADECA head Jim Byard, Sen. Trip Pittman (R-Montrose), US Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), US Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Sen. Greg Reed (R-Jasper), former gubernatorial candidate Tim James (R), Sen. Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City), State Revenue Commission Julie Magee, and US Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville).
Sen. Sessions was the first member of the US Senate to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.
Sessions won on an 11 t0 9 vote and his confirmation now goes to the full Senate. Democrats have been furiously attacking Sessions and the other Trump nominees; but to this point none of Trump’s appointees have been stopped.