Avella: Crime-buster, waste-cutter Jeff Sessions has the record our attorney general needs

The Hill

American writer Mark Twain is credited with saying: “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.”

If this mantra is correct, then, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions will deliver results as attorney general on prosecuting criminals, effectively managing the Justice Department and giving state and local law enforcement a trusted federal partner.

While the confirmation process will focus on Senator Sessions’ votes and statements in the Senate, his time as state attorney general in Alabama offers a relevant and pertinent comparison to how he will manage the Justice Department.

As Alabama attorney general, Jeff Sessions put a priority on criminal trials and dedicated the resources necessary to succeed. In turn, his office achieved significant guilty verdicts or convictions involving crimes of theft, capital murder, public corruption, illegal gambling, ethics violation and voter fraud.

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