WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Wednesday after voting against the confirmation of Attorney General nominee U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The Senate voted to confirm Sessions 52 to 47.
“Jeff Session's history of opposing civil rights, anti-gun violence measures, and immigration reform makes him uniquely ill-fitted to serve as our nation’s Attorney General. I want a chief law enforcement official that will be a champion of the disenfranchised and dispossessed, not a defender of discrimination and nativism. I voted against Jeff Sessions because he will roll back a stunning array of protections for vulnerable populations as Attorney General. I am scared for the major changes that he will bring to the Department of Justice.”