After a controversial reading of Corretta Scott King’s letter regarding Jeff Sessions, which led to Senator Elizabeth Warren being silenced on the Senate floor, Sessions was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday night.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be the nation’s next U.S. Attorney General.
“It is a new day at the Justice Department,” Wicker said. “Jeff Sessions is an outstanding public servant who will uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. I am confident he will work to ensure that the federal government stands on the side of freedom, democratic rights, and religious liberties. The American people have a staunch ally in Jeff Sessions.”
Wicker said he is hopeful of what’s to come.
“Our new Attorney General could have, and should have, taken the oath of office weeks ago, but Senate Democrats would rather make history with their delays in confirming the President’s Cabinet. No other President has had to wait as long as Mr. Trump to have his team in place,” said Senator Wicker. “This slow-walking of nominees for the heads of government departments and agencies rejects the message that Americans sent on Election Day, which was for Washington to work for them again.”