January 10, 2017
Washington, D.C. – (Trey Yingst – OAN Correspondent)
On Tuesday Senator Jeff Sessions appeared at a Senate Hearing to begin the confirmation process to become US Attorney General.
Despite tough questions from lawmakers, his colleagues believe Sessions has more than enough support to be confirmed.
The hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions began at 9:30am in the Russell Senate Building.
Sessions, who has served as a Senator for more than 20 years, began his opening statement thanking President elect Trump for the nomination.
“I think he’s doing a great job, I like the tone and the tenor. I thought I’d ask him some hard questions, but I’m not buying into the idea that Jeff Sessions is anything but a good, decent, fair, conservative man,” Senator Lindsay Graham said.
Senator Lindsay Graham hasn’t always supported the actions of his Republican primary opponent, President elect Donald Trump, but he is now supporting Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
Echoing the sentiments of Senator Graham, Senator Ted Cruz also voiced his support for Sessions and believes that he will be confirmed as Attorney General under the Trump administration.
“I think the hearing has been quite productive and I think Jeff Sessions is going to get confirmed as Attorney General,” Cruz said.
Although Senator Sessions has received the support of lawmakers such as Senator Graham and Senator Cruz, he will still need to answer to a number of Democratic Senators who oppose his nomination.