Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Attorney Luther Strange to fill the US senate seat left vacant by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This after months of speculation about who the governor would support.
In a statement, Robert Bentley said: ““This is truly a remarkable time in our state’s history, Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities that will make him a strong conservative Senator for Alabama.”
Luther Strange also released a statement, saying: “Senator Sessions’ commitment to public service is nearly unparalleled in Alabama history and his departure from the Senate leaves tremendous shoes to fill. I pledge to the people of Alabama to continue the same level of leadership as Jeff Sessions in consistently fighting to protect and advance the conservative values we all care about,”
It is too soon to tell how suited Luther Strange is for the position. We will keep you informed on every action of his in the mean time.