U.S. AG Nominee Jeff Sessions Pledges to Follow Supreme Court Rulings Upholding Abortion, ‘Gay Marriage’

WASHINGTON — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as United States attorney general, told a congressional panel on Tuesday during his confirmation hearing that while he disagrees with Supreme Court rulings on abortion and homosexuality, he concedes that the decisions are the “law of the land” and will uphold them accordingly.

“You have referred to Roe v. Wade as ‘one of the worst, colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time,’” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, noted. “Is that still your view?”

“It is,” Sessions replied. “I believe it violated the Constitution, and really attempted to set policy and not follow law.”

But, he added, “It is the law of the land. It has been so established and settled for quite a long time. It deserves respect, and I would respect it and follow it.”

When asked later about the issue of same-sex “marriage,” Sessions said that he likewise disagreed with the Supreme Court on the matter, but will uphold the ruling regardless of his beliefs.

“[T]he president elect said that the issue of same-sex marriage was ‘already settled; it’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. It’s done, and I’m fine with that,'” Feinstein noted, quoting from remarks made by Donald Trump during a November interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

She then asked Sessions, “Do you agree that the issue of same-sex marriage is settled law?”

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“The Supreme Court has ruled on that. The dissents dissented vigorously, but it was 5-4, and five justices on the Supreme Court. The majority of the court has established the definition of marriage for the entire United States of America, and I will follow that decision,” he replied.

Feinstein then inquired how Sessions believes that Obergefell v. Hodges is the law, but Roe v. Wade is not.

“I haven’t said that a woman’s right to choose or Roe v. Wade and its progeny is not the law of the land or not clear today, so I would follow that law,” he contended.

Sessions had also been asked if he would ensure that rape exceptions under the Hyde Amendment—which prohibits federal funds from being used for abortion—are upheld, such as in cases when the woman becomes pregnant as a result of sex trafficking. He likewise replied that he would follow the law in such cases.

According to reports, Sessions serves as a Sunday school teacher at Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    No hope for the Sodomic USA except for true Christian churches in the land.

    • johndoe

      They haven’t done anything so far…..

      • Roy Hobs

        Good point! Brick and Mortar Churches are dead. I wouldn’t’ even call them “Luke Warm”.

        • Jason Todd

          No. They still exist. People stop going because they listen to heretics like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and Paula White.

    • nineleven

      Correct. thanks for saying this.

    • TXpoast

      Christian churches are filled with sodomites. That’s why people are tired of them. The smarter ones realized there’s no answers in a church, only control.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        USA has no morality but only decadence, apart from Christianity. USA needs Christianity for truth and morality.

  • Joshua 1:9

    Both Sessions and Trump (and most likely, many others) have said that the matters of sodomy and brutally slaughtering unborn babies, have been settled with the “supreme court”. I say that all who oppose GOD’S ruling will face the REAL SUPREME COURT in the very near future. Trump and Sessions have already made their decisions to intently fly in the face of God and turn their backs on Him. That was no surprise. Now, they MUST stand before the true Supreme Court (the US supreme court is anything but REAL), and they will have no choice but to explain their disgusting deeds and thoughts and intentions. Then, they will receive their punishment.

  • David Fisher

    In other words, he says he’ll uphold the law…the most basic requirement for any law-enforcement official, much less the highest-ranking one in the country. That’s like the education secretary nominee saying “I think children should have an education.” Yeah, but that’s the starting line, Honey. You gotta give us more than that.

  • johndoe

    Good to hear that he plans on supporting SCOTUS decisions.

    • Tangent002

      Well, it’s not like Sessions could actually do anything about Roe or Obergefell.

      • antifasciste

        Something that is in the purview of the AG, would be to work with the DEA and Congess to reschedule cannabis or at least respect state sovereignty regarding cannabis.

  • Robert

    Perhaps Jeff pulled a “Rehab” during the second world war there were old testament “Rehab”s told to save Others from being murdered.

  • Robert

    im Not sure what Jeff thinks of situation ethics.Do any of you? He may or may not have pulled what old testament Rehab she did. It is common to do ..congress has even made it legal for certain government agencies to do it.

  • Robert

    We all know situation ethics plays a big part in the united states government be it right or wrong.
    Its even written into our federal government laws . for instance the fbi can lie to the american people to get what they want .but it is a criminal offence to lie to them .
    Many other examples of situation ethics can also be proved
    such as the use of torture by us government agencys to get info to save lives .So. it is not unimaginable that it in the past or present situation ethics has not only been used in confirmation hearings but also in the oath of office. How many think that Obama did not use it ?

  • Robert

    Jesus is the only one not guilty of situation ethics. ..

  • Sister Boogie

    Five people in black robes changed America. They’ll have to explain themselves to a higher Judge.

  • cadcoke5

    So, this AG is OK with ignoring the highest law of the land, which spells out that the right to life shall not be deprived without due process of law.

  • Emmanuel

    Can the Christian Trump supporters please explain this further?