Sessions was a U.S. Attorney in Alabama for ten years, so yes, he’s had more experience than any of these people dealing with prosecutions. And what they don’t understand is that the term ‘sexual assault’ has a specific meaning to a prosecutor, i.e. rape, as opposed to ‘sexual contact’ = groping.
Via The Hill:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) is questioning Sen. Jeff Sessions’s understanding of sexual assault, joining a growing chorus of Democrats concerned about the Alabama Republican becoming attorney general.
“If he doesn’t understand the basic tenets of what sexual assault is, I don’t think he has the background and knowledge he will need to be attorney general,” she told a local New York radio station on Monday.
Gillibrand, who has offered legislation aimed at combating sexual assault, added she has “very grave concerns” about Sessions becoming the country’s top law enforcement official.
Sessions came under fire last month for his views on sexual assault. Asked about a 2005 tape of President-Elect Donald Trump talking about groping and kissing women without their consent, Sessions told The Weekly Standard, “I don’t characterize that as sexual assault.”