Jeff Sessions’ first actions as attorney general indicate the Justice Department will aggressively prosecute violent crime and may return to outdated drug war policies, and President Trump's first speech to Congress repeated falsehoods on crime.
Without broad belief in a national crime wave, the defense for many of President President Donald Trump's policies would crumble. And, recent comments from Republican leaders show bipartisan support for criminal justice reform continues.
Sen. Sessions has spoken out against Republican-led, bipartisan sentencing reform. He has also expressed skepticism of federal oversight of troubled police departments, and aggressively pursued drug convictions as a U. S. Attorney.