Spotlight on Sessions: The Attorney General Fight
Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, has spent his career fighting against the very rights he would be tasked with protecting as our country’s top law enforcement official. As a U.S. attorney, Sessions went on a crusade targeting civil rights activists working to register African American voters in Alabama. As a senator, he voted against legislation to address the gender pay gap and fight domestic violence. He cheered the Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, and opposes the push to restore voting protections.
Whoever serves as our country’s attorney general, or the “people’s lawyer,” bears the critical responsibility of protecting all Americans’ rights and ensuring the fair application of justice. Sen. Sessions’ record makes him unequivocally unfit to take on that role.