United States Senator John Cornyn has released the following statement on the resignation of Jeff Sessions.
Senator Cornyn said ““Attorney General Sessions has selflessly dedicated more than 40 years to serving the people of Alabama and the nation. As our country’s top law enforcement official, he has been integral in fighting the opioid epidemic, keeping violent criminals off our streets, and supporting victims. Those who know him understand his commitment to the rule of law, and his deep and abiding concern for our country.”
Sessions resigned Wednesday afternoon as Attorney General.
In closing, Senator Cornyn said “I’ve had the honor of working closely with Jeff since I came to the Senate, and I’m proud to call him a friend. I wish Jeff and Mary the best of luck in their next chapter, and I hope everyone will join me in honoring his public service to the country.”
There has been previous discussion that Cornyn, who served as the 49th Attorney General of Texas prior to being elected Senator, could be on the President’s short list for the nation’s top law enforcement spot. He has also been rumored as a Supreme Court nominee and as a potential leader of the FBI after the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Senator Cornyn has previously maintained that his intentions were to continue working in the Senate for the citizens of Texas and not accept any such nomination from President Trump.