WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting with Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general.
It’s the first time a Trump Cabinet nominee has met with a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Sessions is a Republican senator from Alabama who sits on Grassley’s committee. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected have the votes to confirm Sessions to Trump’s Cabinet.
Grassley says the panel plans to hold a confirmation hearing before Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20.
Senate Democrats in a letter called for a “fair and thorough” hearing and said the attorney general must be “the people’s lawyer, not the president’s lawyer.”