Republicans obviously want to move quickly in the appointment of Jeff Sessions to deprive Democrats of the opportunity to turn his confirmation into a circus. This is a smart move.
The Hill reports:
GOP wants to move fast on Sessions
Senate Republicans are signaling they want to move quickly on Sen. Jeff Sessions’s attorney general nomination.
The Alabama Republican kicked off his Capitol Hill lobbying effort on Tuesday, meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who told reporters that he wants a confirmation hearing before Inauguration Day.
Grassley noted that the first attorney generals for former President George W. Bush and President Obama came before their bosses were sworn into office.
“Historically, at least in the case of [John] Ashcroft and in the case of [Eric] Holder, we’ve had the hearings prior to the inauguration,” Grassley said. “And it would be my intention to move ahead in that procedure that we did with Ashcroft and with Holder.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled that Grassley’s call for an early hearing is part of a broader strategy.
As attorney general, Jeff Sessions would be the exact opposite of what we had in social justice warriors like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.
That’s part of why the Democrats are terrified of him.
It’s a good thing.