Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s intention to nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general of the United States:
"Serving with Jeff Sessions over the past six years, I've seen him work relentlessly to uphold the rule of law against the abuses of the Obama Administration, particularly at the Department of Justice. Jeff is a formidable lawyer with an intense passion for defending the Constitution – two of the many qualities that will serve him well as attorney general of the United States.
“Jeff understands the threats our nation faces, including radical Islamic terrorists within our borders and illicit drugs destroying our communities. I am confident he will make protecting our neighborhoods a top priority.
“For these reasons, I will support his nomination.”