LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced his opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General.
Donnelly said, “I have great respect for local law enforcement, as well as the role that the Department of Justice plays in enforcing federal law. I have always believed that the men and women who go to work every day in order to protect our communities deserve the support and resources they need to keep our communities safe. I also recognize that the Justice Department plays a critical role in protecting the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and under our laws, and it is important that all Americans have faith in the Department’s ability to uphold our nation’s commitment to equal justice under law. I am concerned that the wide range of opposition to Senator Sessions’ nomination from civil rights advocates, including many Hoosiers, will impede Senator Sessions’ ability to work effectively with many communities across the country to carry out the important mission of the Justice Department. I am also concerned Senator Sessions will support recent actions taken by the administration on refugees and visa holders. For these reasons, I am unable to support his nomination to be the Attorney General.
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