Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a controversial figure, faced his confirmation hearing to be President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general on Tuesday.
Some hours before, Sarah Flores, Sessions’ spokesperson, addressed some of CNN host Alisyn Camerota’s concerns about Sessions’ personal views and how they could potentially factor into his performance as attorney general.
Camerota pulled up a quote Sessions made on same-sex marriage, which has since been deemed legal by the Supreme Court in 2015.
“It is not disputable that adopting a same-sex marriage culture undermines and weakens marriage,” Sessions once argued in a Senate floor speech.
“What does that mean now that same-sex marriage is the law of the land?” Camerota asked.
Flores reminded the host that a senator’s role was very different from an attorney general’s. “The role of a senator is policy-making. The attorney general enforces the law.”
“He’ll enforce laws that he voted for, and he’ll enforce laws that he didn’t vote for,” she assured.