The NRA-ILA went all in on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. It was made a graded vote and I think it will come back to haunt certain Democrats who are running for re-election in 2018. The only Democrat who voted for Sessions was Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who must have been reading the political tea leaves in his home state.
Last night, by a vote of 52 to 47, Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General.
The NRA-ILA released this statement:
NRA Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney GeneralI, for one, am happy to have an Attorney General who respects the Second Amendment and who I know in my heart of hearts won't be authorizing another Operation Gun Walker aka Fast and Furious.
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement from Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), applauding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the 84th attorney general of the United States:
“The NRA and our five million members would like to congratulate Jeff Sessions on his confirmation as attorney general. He will make America a safer place by prosecuting violent criminals while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners."
The U.S. Senate confirmed Attorney General Sessions by a bi-partisan 52 to 47 vote.