By: Reid Finchem
Tuesday in a press release from the Libertarian Party’s official web blog, the party expressed its opposition and concern of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions‘ nomination to Attorney General by President-Elect Donald Trump. In the statement, Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark writes that “Sessions is terrible when it comes to civil liberties.” He continues, “Sessions is also a war hawk, and there’s a high risk that he would be Trump’s lap dog for justifying torture by the U.S. military…” The press release cites Sessions’ authoritarian policy on drug law, his support of expanded surveillance, and poor appeal to millennials and other young voters as further rationale to block his nomination.
Sessions’ official confirmation hearing will be on-going throughout the week. President-Elect Trump nominated Sessions to the post shortly after his general election win on November 8th.