WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange joined 24 other state attorneys general Dec. 16 in supporting Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as U.S. attorney general.
The attorneys general urged the Senate Judiciary Committee’s leadership to confirm
“Few positions are more
important than our nation’s attorney general,” Strange wrote in a joint letter
to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt). "The
person who fills that role is not only charged with keeping our streets safe,
but upholding the legal principles that are the bedrock of our republic.
Sen. Sessions has proven over a long and distinguished career that he has
the character to serve as U.S. attorney general for all
Americans. We urge his confirmation.”
The joint letter emphasized
Strange’s unique and diverse resume, believing it provides strong
qualifications for a role as U.S. attorney general. Before Strange’s current run as a
senator, he served as a U.S. attorney and a state attorney general.
The letter also noted Sessions’ role in co-authoring the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.
According to the 24 attorneys general, Sessions’ role in this bill, which President Obama signed into law,
showcases his fairness and his ability to work with bipartisan groups.
“I have known Sen. Sessions for more than 20 years and am convinced he possesses the right
combination of legal experience and judgment to lead the U.S. Justice
Department,” Strange said. “I am proud to support his nomination."