WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement following Governor Bentley’s announcement that he has appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to the United States Senate:
“The opportunity to serve the people of Alabama is a tremendous honor and privilege, and I am pleased that Governor Bentley took this appointment very seriously. Jeff Sessions leaves behind big shoes to fill in the Senate. I am confident that Luther will step in to this position seamlessly.
“Luther Strange is known for his unwavering commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law, which will continue to be critical in this new role. I have always known Luther to have the best interest of the state of Alabama in the forefront of his mind, and I look forward to partnering with him to fight for conservative principles in the Senate.”