Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Feb 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

“Jeff Sessions came up in the 1950s Jim Crow south and that’s the kind of belief system he wants to bring to the highest law enforcement office in the country. Mr. Sessions has repeatedly gone after the LGBTQ community and people of color and I have no faith in his ability to do his job fairly and in the interest of all Americans.

“I am disappointed by my Republican colleagues for rubberstamping his nomination. Jeff Sessions thinks it’s ok to fire people like me or my husband or even refuse our kids childcare simply because our family looks a little bit different than most families – you better believe I will be watching him like a hawk to make sure he upholds the Constitution and protects the rights of all Americans.”