WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today voted to confirm U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general of the U.S. The Senate voted to confirm Sessions 52-47.
“It is with great pride that I cast my vote in favor of my good friend Jeff Sessions to be our country’s Attorney General,” Inhofe said. “Jeff Sessions is extremely well qualified for this job having served as U.S. attorney for Alabama’s Southern District and as Alabama’s attorney general. Jeff’s twenty years of experience in the Senate only adds to his resume. As the Senior Senator from Alabama, Jeff has championed bi-partisan legislation, worked on behalf of low-income and mostly African-American women who did not have easily accessible health care, protected victims of child abuse, worked to curb crime and reform the criminal justice system, and help the families of our fallen military men and women. I know Jeff will continue to work diligently to perform the duties asked of him as Attorney General, and while I will miss him in the Senate, I look forward to working with him in new role.”