With confirmation fight on horizon, pro-Jeff Sessions website launches


Scheduled to make its internet debut on Wednesday, the new website ConfirmSessions.com has just one goal: to see Alabama U.S. Jeff Sessions confirmed as America’s next Attorney General.

A project of conservative, legal group Judicial Crisis Network, the site will serve as a clearinghouse for information on Sessions in efforts to fend of Democratic attacks against the Alabama Senator.

“We think people deserve to have the full story on Sen. Sessions, and not a one-sided view,” Carrie Severino, a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas who now serves as Judicial Crisis Network’s chief counsel and policy director told the Washington Examiner. “We want people to know about Sen. Sessions’ great story, his integrity, his public service, his whole career from a prosecutor to his time in the Senate.”

Severino told the Examiner, the site will feature biographical information on Sessions, in-depth material on his record, a collection of endorsements of his nomination, like those from several former attorneys general and the Fraternal Order of Police, and also be a source for pro-Sessions articles or pieces rebutting attacks on him.

A veteran of Senate confirmation battles for the Supreme Court, Severino said she expects Sessions will in fact be confirmed.

The prime reason is that Senate Democrats will not be able to filibuster Trump’s nominations to executive branch positions, having had that option removed from the Senate rules back in 2013.

“Thanks to Sen. Harry Reid, there is no filibuster on presidential appointments,” Severino told the National Catholic Register last month.

“I am confident that Sessions will be confirmed.”