Press Release

AFL-CIO Statement on Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General:

The AFL-CIO opposed the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General because of the nominee's long record of working to undermine the rights the Attorney General must uphold. The very process by which he was confirmed—the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor--demonstrated what his nomination was really about. Now that he has been confirmed, Senator Sessions has the chance to show us wrong—to uphold the law and protect the Constitution, to protect all citizens' right to vote, and to guard the rights and dignity of those whom he has in the past sought to hold down. The stakes for our country could not be higher.  
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