Friday, April 13, 2018
Sessions is anything but weak. Operating from a cramped office in Washington, across Constitution Avenue from the Museum of National History, he’s the powerhouse of the Trump administration. He’s highly motivated and audacious. In March, he traveled to California and read its leaders the riot act for refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials. In Washington, he’s leaned on two agencies to quit blocking the importation of a death-penalty drug.
Those are but two signs of his political strength. At the Justice Department, he’s flipped law enforcement policy on its head. He replaced Obama AG Eric Holder’s tough-on-police, easy-on-sentencing philosophy with intense support for cops and tough sentencing. He’s puts a higher priority on the welfare of crime victims than that of felons—another reversal.
Both friends and foes say Sessions has been brilliantly successful.