Monday, the Young Republican Federation of Alabama released a statement in support of embattled U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Jefferson “Jeff” Beauregard Sessions, III, is a former U.S. Senator from Alabama.
The Young Republicans cited as a basis for their support that Jeff Sessions was born and raised in Alabama, attended Huntingdon College and the University of Alabama School of Law; served his Country in the U.S. Army Reserves for 13 years ultimately attaining the rank of Captain; was nominated by President Ronald W. Reagan (R) to serve as US District Attorney for Southern District of Alabama in 1981; served in that position for 12 years; was elected Alabama’s Attorney General in 1995; served in United States Senate from 1996 until 2017; and was a leading voice for Republican causes and a champion of conservative values; is a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
“Jeff Sessions was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the United States Attorney General in November 2016 and sworn in as Attorney General in February 2017,” the Young Republicans wrote. “And whereas, Jeff Sessions has restored honesty, integrity, and impartiality in the office of the Attorney General; And whereas, Jeff Sessions has vigorously advanced President Trump’s agenda, especially in the areas of immigration and violent crime, And whereas, Jeff Sessions is a man of strong character who has honorably served the people of Alabama for decades. Be it resolved, as Republicans, we adamantly support those who follow the rule of law and those who enforce it. As Alabamians, we have seen the dangers of elected officials choosing political convenience over integrity. We trust America’s centuries old justice system and its ability to protect the innocent and bring truth to light.”
“The officers of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama offer our full support to a former YRFA Chairman and the current US Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” the YRs concluded.
Jackie Curtiss is the Chair of the YRFA.
On Monday, AG Sessions was in Hoover, Alabama speaking to law enforcement officers at the Department of Justice National Public Safety Partnership Symposium. Meanwhile in Washington, a national firestorm was happening at the highest levels of the Administration. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was at the White House meeting with Chief of Staff John Kelly. Anonymously sourced media reports claimed that Rosenstein offered to resign after media reports surfaced that he had in 2017 suggested wearing a wire to expose Donald Trump as unfit for office. Rosenstein denies the original reporting by Axios; but reportedly some in the White House believe the report of extreme disloyalty by Rosenstein.
AG Sessions supports Rosenstein, and has reportedly threatened to quit of Rosenstein is fired. The President was in New York City Monday preparing to welcome the United Nations. Rosenstein reportedly will meet with the President on Thursday to discuss his future with the Administration.
Rosenstein oversees the Robert Mueller investigation into allegations of the 2016 Trump campaign colluding with Russian intelligence. Critics of the President have suggested that firing Rosenstein or Mueller could lead to Mueller advancing a charge of obstruction of justice against the President.
Sessions did not take questions from the media on Monday.
Original reporting by Fox News and CNN contributed to this report.