Americans United joined more than 400 civil and human rights organizations in opposing the confirmation of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month as part of the process for his nomination as attorney general.
Sessions has a long history of making disparaging comments about the separation of church and state. Over the years, he has called that principle “not constitutional,” “not historical” and “a recent creation.”
President-elect Donald Trump on Friday nominated U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general. The attorney general serves as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, responsible for upholding our nation’s laws. Many view Sen. Sessions as a troubling choice, including those of us who fight for religious freedom.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) died early this morning, and with his death, the last of a generation has passed from the U.S. Senate. At 89, he had been the oldest member of the upper chamber and the last to have served in the Second World War.