Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama.
From 1981 to 1993 he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. President Ronald Reagan nominated him to a judgeship on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in 1986, but he was not confirmed. Sessions was elected to Attorney General of Alabama in 1994. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and easily re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. He and his colleague Richard Shelby are the state’s first two-term Republican Senators since Reconstruction.
Senator Sessions’ Wikipedia page is here.
First elected in 1996, Senator Sessions lists on his Facebook page Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird as one of his favorite books. He was an early supporter of and advisor to candidate Donald Trump. Among his strong issues he has been an outspoken champion for ordinary Americans who have been beleaguered by the onslaught of illegal aliens into the United States for the past generation. Following President Obama’s attempted Executive Order Amnesty in 2014 Sessions made an impassioned speech on the Senate floor in opposition that began thus:
The American people have begged and pleaded for years for a lawful system of immigration. They have justly and rightly demanded that their elected officeholders enforce their laws, secure their communities, and protect the integrity of our national borders.
But these pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Our border is not secure; it is in crisis. Our communities are not safe; preventable crimes occur every day because our laws are not enforced. And our sovereignty is not protected; we have a President planning to issue a sweeping executive amnesty in violation of our laws and our constitutional separation of powers.
This cannot stand. It will not stand.