Shaheen Statement in Opposition to Sen. Sessions’ Nomination to Serve as U.S. Attorney General
(Washington, DC)—Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following statement on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General:
“After reviewing Senator Sessions’ extensive record, I cannot in good conscience support his nomination to serve as Attorney General,” said Shaheen.
“His history of obstructing protections for minority voting rights, LGTBQ individuals, women, and criminal justice reform efforts, is very troubling. It is clear this President is intent on undermining our values as an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming nation.
“It’s disturbing that Senator Sessions played a key role in crafting recent executive orders, including the Muslim ban, which are antithetical to our country’s founding principles. I cannot support a nominee to serve as Attorney General who will harness the authority of the Department of Justice to support this offensive agenda.”