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Connecticut's delegation reacts to Trump's picks

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Reports say Sen. Jeff Sessions has been tapped to serve as attorney general in the Trump administration. (AP photo) Reports say Sen. Jeff Sessions has been tapped to serve as attorney general in the Trump administration. (AP photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As reports continue to surface about who President-elect Donald Trump is selecting for his cabinet, Connecticut officials have been issuing their own statements about the choices.

Friday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal reacted to a report that said Trump chose Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama to serve as attorney general.

“Although a respected colleague, Sen. Sessions deserves and no doubt expects the same exacting, serious scrutiny that any other attorney general nominee would receive," Blumenthal said in a statement. "As the nation’s highest law enforcer, this position extends an unrivaled panoply of powers – over individual rights and liberties, national security, criminal justice, environment and many others. Seeking a public trust of profound importance, an appointee should have unquestionable integrity and ability, an unshakable respect for the Constitution, and a record of professional and ethical excellence. Sen. Sessions will be held to this high standard. I am sure he anticipates no less.”

Blumenthal serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee which would consider the nomination.

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