Donald Trump has named Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala, as the Chairman of his National Security Advisory Committee.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to recommend and facilitate discussions among exceptional and experienced American military and diplomatic leaders to share insight and advice with Donald Trump, regardless of their political views, Mr. Trump and the American people know our country needs a clear-eyed foreign policy rooted in the national interest,” said Sessions.
Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump. He is also the only senator to endorse Trump at the moment.
Sessions had stated that he believed the country should understand the limits of their power to intervene.
“A national-interest foreign policy, combined with a military second to none, stands in contrast to interventionist ideas that could enmesh us further in the region’s chaos. After over a decade of war and conflict, this country has a host of smart, experienced, and proven leaders. That wisdom must be sought. These meetings will be the beginning of a process that Mr. Trump has called for and which he believes must result in a clear and realistic bipartisan global strategy that will guide our nation for years to,” stated Sessions.
“It is an honor to have Jeff as a member of the team,” Trump said. “I have such great respect for him and I look forward to working with him on the issues most important to Americans.”
Trump and Sessions have both advocated for stronger immigration enforcement and a strong military. The move comes as critics say Trump and his campaign are lacking on substance.