Jenny Beth’s Journal: Principled and persuasive, Sessions is the perfect attorney general nominee
Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column says Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has shown he is willing to put appearances aside and dig into the specifics of proposed policy and consider potential ramifications and whether the policy jives with the liberties enshrined in our Constitution.
I have had the distinct honor of working alongside Sen. Sessions on several key legislative battles over the last five years, and I have always been impressed with his willingness to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work of fighting for conservative principles. In 2013, when the Senate was determined to ram through its massive Gang of Eight amnesty bill, Sen. Sessions stood his ground and worked tirelessly to encourage his colleagues to read the bill and view it in the context of the rule of law.
When Tea Party Patriots did our press conferences and rallies to oppose the amnesty bill, Sen. Sessions stood with us, helping to drive home the point that the bill would have undermined our immigration laws and made a mockery of the rule of law. In the end, Sen. Sessions helped us win that fight, and the amnesty bill was defeated.
Capitol Hill is a place where shrillness and hysterics often win the debates of the day, but Sen. Sessions, with his even-tempered way and mild manners, has consistently given voice to conservativism and has won seemingly insurmountable legislative battles simply by sticking to his principles and persuading others in the Senate of the merits of his argument. I have had the opportunity to see first-hand how Sen. Sessions uses history, proven facts, and, yes, especially, the Constitution to win arguments.
Sen. Jeff Sessions never loses focus – he sticks to his principles and lets basic human decency and the Constitution be his guide, even when facing political pressure from his more liberal colleagues. His is a man who will fight to preserve Americans’ liberties and who will restore the rule of law if and when he is confirmed as our next attorney general. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge members of the Senate to swiftly confirm Sen. Sessions as our next attorney general!