President-elect Donald Trump may have selected his attorney general nominee.
CBS News is reporting that Trump has offered Sen. Jeff Sessions the attorney general position in the administration.
Session, who is a senator from Alabama, was meeting with the next president and his team Thursday in Trump’s New York office, The New York Times reported.
Sessions served as Alabama’s attorney general and as a U.S. attorney.
He first ran for Senate in 1997, according to his official biography.
In 1986, Sessions was denied a federal judgeship after he made racist remarks during testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported.
Sessions called the NAACP and ACLU “un-American” during his testimony. An African-American assistant U.S. attorney said Sessions joked with him about the Ku Klux Klan, saying that he thought members of the racist group were “OK, until he found out that they smoked marijuana,” CNN reported.
Sessions fired back at the time telling the committee, “I am not a racist. I am not insensitive to blacks. I have supported civil rights activity in my state. I have done my job with integrity, equality, and fairness for all.”