The 45th President of the United States


Midterm elections in the United States are the general elections held in November every four years, near the midpoint of a president's four-year term of office. Federal offices that are up for election during the midterms are members of the United States Congress, including all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate. (wp)

Jeff Sessions is an American politician who is the 84th Attorney General of the United States. Sessions served as the junior United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 until 2017, and is a member of the Republican Party. From 1981 to 1993, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions was nominated in 1986 to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, but his nomination failed due to criticism of his record on civil rights, as well as allegations that he had made racially insensitive remarks. Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U.S. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. - During his tenure, Sessions was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate. During his time in Congress, he opposed legal and illegal immigration and amnesty and supported expansion of the border fence with Mexico. - An early supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Sessions was considered as a possible Vice Presidential nominee, but Indiana governor Mike Pence was ultimately selected for the ticket. In November 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Sessions for US Attorney General. He was confirmed on February 8, 2017 with a 52-47 vote in the Senate, and was sworn in on February 9. (wp)

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