President-elect Trump’s pick for attorney general had a trying day, on Tuesday.
Senator Jeff Sessions has long been a supporter for Donald Trump, but even longer still, he has been a pro-life advocate.
As Sessions sat through hour after hour of confirmation grilling, perhaps the most encouraging line of questioning came from Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
Not because Feinstein asked anything that would be considered even natured or fair. It was the same kind of “gotcha” question that is to be expected when Democrats question Republicans.
No, it was encouraging because of what Feinstein asked, and how Senator Sessions answered.
Senator Jeff Sessions is a true advocate for the pro-life movement.
Senator sessions has a 100% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee and has consistently voted for pro-life legislation and in opposition to taxpayer funding of abortions. He also voted to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company and opposes the Roe v.Wade — the Supreme Court ruling that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.
Previously, Sessions pleased pro-life advocates when he came out in opposition to the nomination of proportion Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
“I don’t believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism. She has evoked its mantra too often,” he concluded.
Sessions led the filibuster of Obama’s first pro-abortion judge, David Hamilton and said Hamilton should be opposed in part because of his pro-abortion views.
So what was Senator Feinstein’s line of questioning for Sessions today?
Feinstein was concerned about statements made by Sessions, in regards to Roe v. Wade, the wretched court decision that opened up the gates to unfettered abortion in the land.
Sessions had previously referred to the decision as “one of the worst” Supreme Court decisions, of all time.
“Good law should prevail,” the Senator noted. “Our policies in this country as a nation should focus on life, should focus on decency, and focus on love for even the least of these.”
This would be the ideal.
Feinstein questioned Sessions as to if he still believed that way. I’m sure she was expecting a more muted answer.
“You have referred to Roe v. Wade as, quote, one of the worst, colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time, end quote,” Feinstein said. “Is that still your view?”
“It is,” Sessions replied. “It violated the Constitution, and really attempted to set policy and not follow law.”
This would be where you insert the BOOM!
It was the best answer in a long day of questioning, giving Senator Sessions a chance to stand on principle, rather than back away from what has become a hot button issue in the nation.
Many politicians would try and finesse their answer, dancing around it, but never getting too close to the flames.
Sessions didn’t just get close. He mounted the pyre, where the left’s golden calf was burning, and he planted a flag for goodness and what is right.
I’m sure Feinstein and the others in attendance expected Senator Sessions to give the politician’s answer, but he didn’t.
Were all of his answers so bold and spot on?
No, and he appeared less certain in delivering those answers, but that one, firm declaration of the sanctity and worth of human life, alone, deserves great respect.
His answer, given in this crucial step towards confirmation, will likely make him the target of pro-abortion activists for the entirety of his service as Attorney General.
That shouldn’t matter.
What should matter is that he values life as precious, and not a burden.
It matters that he wasn’t afraid to sit in front of that confirmation committee and say exactly what was on his mind.
And he was completely right.