Donald Trump Picks Senator Jeff Sessions For Attorney General
President-elect Donald Trump is starting to name his top pick for cabinet positions.
According to multiple media reports, Trump offered Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions an attorney general position.
Sessions has been in the Senate since 1997 and he is a former Alabama Attorney General. According to USA Today he was the first senator to endorse Trump during the Republican primary and has been a close advisor of Trump's since then.
The Wall Street Journal reports Sessions career has had moments of controversy. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sessions for a federal court judgeship, but he wasn’t confirmed by the Senate after he was accused of making racist comments. According to USA Today he allegedly called a black attorney in his office "boy" and said the Klu Klux Klan was fine, until he found out some members smoked weed.
USA Today also reporting William Smith says Sessions hired him as the first African-American GOP chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.