Jeff Sessions, Who Vowed to ‘Respect’ and ‘Follow’ ‘Unconstitutional’ Roe Abortion Ruling, Confirmed as Trump AG

WASHINGTON — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who had been nominated by President Donald Trump, was confirmed Wednesday night to serve as U.S. attorney general—making Sessions the leader of the U.S. Department of Justice, whose constitutional duty it is to protect and defend all Americans, including the unborn.

He was approved 52-47 mostly along partly lines, with one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, supporting his nomination.

As previously reported, Sessions had stated during his confirmation hearing last month that while he believes Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional, he would respect and follow it as attorney general.

“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.”

Sessions repeated the sentiment when later asked by Feinstein why he doesn’t think Roe is the law.

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“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.

However, following Sessions remarks, some expressed disappointment, including Josh Hammer of the Daily Wire.

“Jeff Sessions, who will soon be the chief law enforcement officer representing one-third of the federal government, should not think of Roe v. Wade—or its misbegotten progeny, such as 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey or last term’s Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt—as being the unchallengeable ‘law of the land,'” he wrote.

Hammer pointed to statements from James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, who opposed judicial supremacy, and noted that rulings like the 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford—which upheld slavery and denied Scott the right to live free—were wrong.

“In standing with the founders, Lincoln, and the unborn alike by pledging to refuse to enforce Roe and its progeny as binding legal precedent—and thereby opposing the fallacious doctrine of judicial supremacy—Trump and Sessions would find themselves, as the Left might phrase it, on ‘the right side of history,'” he opined.

As previously reported, during his confirmation hearing, Sessions also agreed to uphold Obergefell v. Hodges despite his views about same-sex “marriage.”

“[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?”

“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.

Sessions’ nomination was hotly debated, as he was resisted by Democrats who accused him of having a racist past, an accusation that he denied. Republicans were largely supportive of Sessions, who is viewed as being conservative in belief.

“I appreciate the friendship from my colleagues—even those who, many of them who didn’t feel able to vote for me,” he said after being approved Wednesday night. “They were cordial, and so we continue to have good relations and will continue to do the best I can.”

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

    Men must fear God instead of women and let all children live. Old people should do the best for young people to survive and live well instead of killing them. Life is the vital and best legacy.

    • Road Scholar

      Why does anyone have to fear God? Does your he, she or it God throw temper tantrums like the orange one in the WH?

      • Road Scholar

        Oh, Life is the vital and best legacy. Yes, as long as has freedom.

        • Oboehner

          Like the freedom to be born?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            White men always need Christianity to be good.

          • Oboehner

            Say what?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Life is a right for all children including unborn children existing in their mothers’ wombs. Western nations were a Christendom before and their white people need the Christian religion to make a moral decision always and for-ever, because humanism/secularism/atheism only kill.

          • Oboehner

            Only white people?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Majority of the US authorities is white people. Look at the photo. Christian faith is individual’s decision, but morality’s legality is at the hands of the leaders.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    White people need more descendants for a balanced population proportion on Planet Earth. People need Christianity to get saved and be good and be happy and prosper.

  • Oboehner

    Great another AG who is clueless about the Constitution.

    • Chet

      Strongly disagree… You must be speaking of his two predecessors…

  • getstryker

    What would Sessions have gained during the confirmation process had he vehemetily opposed either Supreme Court ruling concerning abortion or marriage? The resistance on the liberal/Democratic side would have stiffened and his nomination could well have be lost. Sessions is a good, conservative defender of religious liberty. The wise thing to do is to support the ‘law of the land’ until such time as he and others can oppose and repeal the abominations which are called law!

  • Chet

    Her questioning strongly resembles the deceitful pursuit the Devil wrought on Eve. One day all those who support the killing of America’s unwanted unborn little ones will be called into account… And this court of law is Most Supreme…

  • Roe v. Wade is one of tens of thousands of whirlwind consequence of the constitutional framers replacing Yahweh’s moral law (including Exodus 21:22-23) with their own capricious Enlightenment and Masonic traditions:

    “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    In his confirmation hearings, Sessions stated he would honor Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. This is because when he takes his oath of office, he will lay his hand on a Bible and swear, not to Yahweh’s unchanging moral law (including Exodus 21:22-23), but the biblically seditious Constitution as the supreme law of the land, which, until overturned (don’t hold your breath), is presently part of the supreme law of the land.

    For more regarding Article 6’s biblically abhorrent oath of office, see online Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 9.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  • Well good for Sessions, although he had little choice but to abide by Constitutional law.

    However, conservatives can take heart and be happy that he likely will not pursue investigations into conservative anti-voting laws and election fraud that dispositionally keeps thousands, perhaps 10s of thousands of blacks and browns from voting.