Jeff Sessions’ daughter pens tribute in Facebook post

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Often, politics in America looks pretty ugly. From the partisan bickering to media manipulation to the constant jockeying for power and position — it’s no wonder why Congress only has a 28-percent approval rating.

But every now and then, something happens in the political world that humanizes politicians. Reminding us all that behind the fancy titles and lapel pins, there are men and women just like the rest of us — with families who love and support them through thick and thin.

Such was the case on Thursday when Ruth Sessions Walk, daughter of the new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, took to Facebook to post a touching tribute to her father and thank his supporters after his swearing-in.

The Alabama Republican underwent a particularly tough confirmation process in the Senate, with many of his Democratic colleagues calling into question not only whether he’d break from President Donald Trump when necessary, but also his character and integrity.

“They were relentless and ruthless, and Dad complained not,” Walk wrote in her post. “They spewed lies and hate, and Dad simply shrugged it off. They chose to attack him when he was not there to set the record straight. Yet, still, in his last chance to dish it right back at them, my Daddy simply wished his colleagues well and asked them to find hope (and progress) through reconciliation with those of the opposite view point.”

Walk went on to say those who are unconvinced Sessions is the right choice for AG, should “listen to those who actually know him and who have actually worked with him. The list of eye witnesses to his character is long. He may disagree with you in policy, but those disagreements do not make either of you evil. They just make you different.”

Read her full post below:

I am so honored to be my father’s daughter. His accomplishments and job titles aside, I am just so proud of his extreme graciousness towards those that intended him harm. They were relentless and ruthless, and Dad complained not. They spewed lies and hate, and Dad simply shrugged it off. They chose to attack him when he was not there to set the record straight. Yet, still, in his last chance to dish it right back at them, my Daddy simply wished his colleagues well and asked them to find hope (and progress) through reconciliation with those of the opposite view point. I obviously still have a lot to learn from my Dad. ?

Friends, y’all have been AMAZING friends. The messages of encouragement always made my heart sparkle. The quick texts that said ‘don’t worry, I don’t believe the lies they spread’, reminded me that there is such a thing as truth. And your prayers for my family availed much.

Thank you, friends, for being good friends. Thank you for spreading the truth to combat the slander. Thank you for engaging your own friends in discussions and debates over my Daddy’s character (as you have experienced it). I know such discussions have not been easy; they made me proud to call you a friend. For those of you who disagree with my Dad politically, thank you for finding the courage and self-control to refrain from spreading “the news” about him, simply because I might see it in my newsfeed. I understand how difficult such restraint must have been in such a politically passionate time, and I appreciate so much the extra care you took just because we are friends.

For those of you still not convinced that my Daddy is the right choice for AG, please listen to those who actually know him and who have actually worked with him. The list of eye witnesses to his character is long. He may disagree with you in policy, but those disagreements do not make either of you evil. They just make you different.

One thing is for certain, the Sessions family has felt the love from those who know us best. And that has made all the difference. Thanks for being our friends. Today was a great day. ??

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