Alabama Chief of Staff defends Jeff Sessions in primetime AC360 interview

William Smith on AC360

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General, is getting some primetime support as he comes under fire by Democrats across the country.

William Smith, Chief of Staff to Alabama 6th District Rep. Gary Palmer and former chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is led by Sessions, went on AC360 Wednesday night to defend the Senator against racist allegations from the left.

On the CNN show, Smith said that in 20 years he worked with Sessions, he had seen no evidence of racism, telling host Anderson Cooper, “[Sessions] never exhibited any racial behavior.”

“There’s no doubt in my mind that Senator Sessions is being smeared,” Williams continued.

Watch the interview below: