Many names were thrown in the ring for the Attorney General position under the Trump administration. Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, and Trey Gowdy were all rumored to be taking on the role, but today it was announced that Donald Trump has chosen Senator Jeff Sessions for the position.
Senator Sessions was an early supporter of Trump, and he went on the campaign trail for now President-elect Donald Trump.
Vocal on immigration reform, Sessions had a conversation with our own Javier Manjarres during a judiciary committee hearing for then-Attorney General Eric Holder. Senator Sessions explained in detail how the creation of the now infamous Senate Gang of 8 Immigration Reform of 2013 went down. He explained that he was disappointed in Florida Senator Marco Rubio, saying that he warned and advised Rubio not to go down the same path as Senators Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin. Rubio didn’t listen, and later on had to back down from the bill.
Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994.
He’s also been a Senator for Alabama since 1996.