Friday, November 25, 2016
President Elect Trump Appointments to date
Department of Justice Attorney General--Jeff Sessions
The three-term senator from Alabama is in line to be the country’s top cop, despite a Republican Senate rejecting him for a federal judgeship in 1986. The reason then? A history of outright racist comments. He allegedly called an Alabama official a “nigger,” referred to a senior black prosecutor as “boy,” and joked he thought the KKK was “OK, until I found out they smoked pot.”
A Senate judiciary committee member and early Trump backer, Sessions favors cutting high-skilled immigration, upholding extremely strict drug sentences, and has opposed every recent Senate proposal to safeguard the LGBT community.
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