Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding President-elect Trump's plan to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General:

"Senator Jeff Sessions will make a great Attorney General. The Attorney General has the responsibility to act as an independent public servant who will uphold the law and keep our communities safe. Jeff will do just that.

"I look forward to the Senate confirmation process for this outstanding nominee. My friend and colleague Jeff Sessions has my full support to be the next U.S. Attorney General."