Washington, DC – Today, at a news conference on Capitol Hill, black pastors from Alabama and several other states spoke out in a show of support for President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The news conference was a coalition effort between the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall, organizations that are urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Sen. Sessions as the next United States Attorney General.
Rev. Dean Nelson, Director of African-American Outreach for Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall, expressed his support for Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General:
“Americans are living in a toxic climate where the serious charge of racism is carelessly leveled against anyone with whom the left disagrees. We are here today to make it perfectly clear that this attack against Senator Jeff Sessions is baseless, and that he is more than qualified to be our next Attorney General.
“As you will hear from the men who follow, Senator Sessions has consistently demonstrated respect and care for people of all races while serving his home state of Alabama. He has in fact worked relentlessly on the side of desegregation and justice. His reputation as a formidable champion for the rule of law has benefited all the citizens he served. As you will hear, Senator Sessions worked courageously to punish whites who victimized blacks to the fullest extent of the law and to reward courageous blacks for their contributions to our country.
“The American people have made it clear that they are deeply frustrated with the petty partisan bickering that has so long characterized our nation’s capital. They want our government to function according to our Constitution, which means the President Elect should be allowed to appoint the qualified individuals of his choice to his cabinet. Senator Sessions understands this, which is why he voted to confirm Eric Holder to the office of Attorney General under President Obama,” concluded Nelson.