Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General
Washington, DC — Just moments ago, the United States Senate voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General by a 52-47 margin. As Senator, Sessions has embraced the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda by opposing background checks on all gun sales, voting to allow the carrying of guns on Amtrak trains, and prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director, Josh Horwitz, issued the following statement.
“The confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General makes America less safe. For years, Senator Sessions has voted in lockstep with the gun lobby’s extreme agenda and now he intends on bringing that agenda to the Justice Department. As Attorney General, Sessions will seek to enact and defend policies that are favored by the NRA but rejected by the majority of Americans. On behalf of our supporters, we pledge to do everything in our power to save our nation’s gun laws and expose the dangerous and unpopular policies that the Trump Administration is imposing on the American people.”