Top Alabama Democrat Backs Jeff Sessions for Attorney General


Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General, has his share of detractors in Democratic Party. However, Alabama State Sen. Quinton Ross, the top Democrat in the Alabama State Senate, isn’t one of them.

In a statement put out in a press release, Ross acknowledged Sessions was on the “winning team.”

“We cannot ignore the fact that he is on the winning team. No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on,” Ross said.

Ross touted having worked with Sessions certain issues and that all of his encounters have been for the “greater good” of the Yellowhammer state.

“I have worked with Sen. Sessions on education policy and securing federal funding for our schools,” said Sen. Ross, who was born in Mobile, Ala. “Additionally, I have spent time with him at the Magic City Classic and at Heritage Barbershop in Montgomery. I know him personally and all of my encounters with him have been for the greater good of Alabama.”

Ross also praised the junior Alabama senator on grounds of race relations in the release.

“We’ve spoken about everything from Civil Rights to race relations and we agree that as Christian men our hearts and minds are focused on doing right by all people,” Ross said. “We both acknowledge that there are no perfect men, but we continue to work daily to do the right thing for all people.”

The release added Ross did not foresee Sessions’ application of the law being biased.

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