Jeff Sessions Voting Record Shows Him Unfit to be US Attorney General
Jeff Sessions voting record clearly shows that he is unfit to be US Attorney General. It demonstrates that he cannot be unbiased enough to make the necessary decisions that will face him. Donald Trump should never have designated him as the US Attorney General nominee. As head of the Department of Justice, the various positions he has taken over the years shows he will be incapable of being fair and unbiased; something that is crucial for a good US Attorney General.
A few examples of Jeff Sessions voting record that could prevent him from being unbiased are his stance on marijuana, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights. These are crucial issues that he will probably face if we are unlucky enough to have him as US Attorney General.
Jeff Sessions is against marijuana and thinks it’s dangerous, even though several states have legalized it. Advocates for marijuana legalization are afraid that Jeff Sessions will use his position as US Attorney General to go after and prosecute people involved in the marijuana industry, even though it may be illegal. This stance could bring about another controversial “states rights” issue. A “states rights” issue is one where a state maintains it has the to legislate a particular state instead of the federal government.
When it comes to women’s rights, Jeff Sessions is very much against abortion rights and has said that he doesn’t think that grouping a woman’s genitals are what he considers to be sexual assault. Apparently, he shares the opinions of Donald Trump, the person who chose him to be the US Attorney General nominee.
Since sexual assault is becoming an increasingly serious subject, is this the stance we want to see from a person who is going to be the head of the Justice Departme and nt? I think not!
Jeff Sessions voting record on LGBTQ rights are equally offensive to anyone who considers himself to be a civil libertarian, as I do. He is very anti-gay marriage and voted against ending the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy about gay and lesbian soldiers. Since many issues are constantly arising that involve gay rights, Jeff Sessions, if he becomes US Attorney General probably will not be one who is capable of making the necessary unbiased decisions when it comes to ensuring the rights of members of the LGBTQ community.
These are just three areas that show Jeff Sessions to be unfit as the US Attorney General nominee, let alone US Attorney General if he is confirmed.
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