Jeff Sessions is a United States Senator from Alabama. He is considered a far more reliable conservative than his counterpart, Richard Shelby. Moreover, when Ronald Reagan wanted to make him a federal judge, a number of witnesses came forward to say that he had made some truly disgusting racist remarks, such as that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was "OK until I found out they smoked pot."
Despite this, he was the head Republican during the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing. During his discussion with her, he found an area of agreement (though he ended up voting against her confirmation) in rationalizing drug sentencing guidelines. However, in the Senate, this came out as he and Senator Patrick Leahy were going to "do that crack cocaine thing".