February 08, 2017

Manchin Votes to Confirm DOJ Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on his vote to confirm the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions. 

“As a former Governor, I understand how crucial it is for an executive leader to have his team in place. I have known Jeff for more than a decade and he is not only my colleague but I consider him a friend. After working with him in many capacities during my time in the United States Senate, I believe I can work with Senator Sessions and that is why I voted to make him the next Attorney General of the United States. Jeff’s extensive career in public service and legal expertise make him qualified to be our country’s next Attorney General. I am confident that he will faithfully execute the duties of the office of chief law enforcement officer and chief lawyer of the United States Government with dignity. I look forward to working with him in a bipartisan manner in the best interest of all West Virginians and Americans.”