ACCEPTS OFFER, PENDING SENATE CONFIRMATION
by Sharon Rondeau
Confirmation hearings on Sessions and any other of Trump’s cabinet nominees will likely not begin until after Trump is inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
Despite mainstream news reports earlier this week that the Trump transition organization was in “disarray,” according to former Obama advisor David Axelrod, Trump has chosen individuals for more major roles during the as-yet brief transition period than the Obama team had during the same time frame in 2008.
Trump has been meeting with key Republican leaders all week at Trump Tower in New York, with rumors of nominees being floated by the mainstream press each day, with some of them appearing to be inaccurate.
The media was also taken by surprise on Tuesday, November 8 when Trump was announced the electoral winner of the “swing” states of Florida and North Carolina as election returns were reported. In the early hours of Wednesday, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was declared for Trump, which, along with his victory in Ohio, sealed his Electoral College victory over Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Sessions is a former elected Alabama Attorney General and is known for his desire to enforce federal immigration law. He was a “Distinguished Eagle Scout” and went on to serve for 13 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, reaching the rank of Captain.
Sessions obtained all of his education in the state of Alabama, graduating from Huntingdon College in 1969 and obtaining his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama in 1973.
In 1996 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he has served on the Judiciary, Budget, and Environment and Public Works and Armed Services Committees as well as numerous subcommittees. He has denounced the Obama regime’s placement of illegal aliens in states “that do not want them.”
One of Trump’s major campaign points was the tens of thousands of illegal aliens permitted to enter the country during the Obama years which not only cost taxpayers billions annually, but have also in numerous cases caused death and destruction. At several campaign rallies, Trump invited relatives of Americans slain by illegal aliens to share their stories from the stage.
Trump has promised to “build a wall,” which may also reportedly constitute “some fencing,” along the US-Mexico border to keep would-be border-crossers out of the country.
Left-leaning media have suggested that Congress will not approve the construction of a wall, although in 2006, Congress gave its imprimatur for 700 miles of “double-layered fencing” in order “to establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States.” According to former presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last year, only 30 miles of fencing has been erected.
Although the U.S. Senate lost three Republican seats on November 8, it remains in Republican control by a 51-48 margin over Democrats, with two Independents. The U.S. House of Representatives has a wide Republican majority, although Democrats gained six seats in that chamber.
Last Sunday, Trump indicated in an interview with ABC News that the first illegals on which his administration would focus our criminals, both those in custody and those released into US communities by the Obama regime. The following day, The Post & Email saw a significant spike in readership of an editorial written last December on the topic of the 1952 Immigration and Naturalization Act, also known as the McCarran-Walter Act.
Chapter 2, Section 212 of the law authorizes the president of the United States to declare entry to any group of individuals viewed as posing a threat to the national security or stability of the US government.
Sessions was one of Trump’s earliest supporters in the 114th Congress. He will turn 70 on December 24.