New AL Sen. Luther Strange talks future, new role

(WTVM) - The newest Alabama Senator Luther Strange is back in state this week after a whirlwind of a week in D.C.

Strange, who was previously the Alabama State Attorney General, now fills the seat of the new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

While he says it has been a busy week moving to the Capitol and starting his new job, he says it is an honor to be in this new position.

Strange spoke on his plans for his future in D.C. and defended his appointment after Alabama Governor Robert Bentley promoted him to the position in the middle of a controversial impeachment investigation into the Governor, which Strange was head of.

"I certainly never made any arrangement with the governor," Strange said. "I was not seeking the appointment. I was running for the office… I was already running for it. But the bottom line is I wouldn't have been able to take this appointment even at the last second if I wasn't assured that the same team I put together Matt Hart, Alice Martin, the people that matters are continuing to do their job."

Strange also emphasized that his number one priority is repealing and replacing Obamacare.

He also talked about protests breaking out against the nation against President Trump, adding people need to get beyond the election and recognize that Trump is president.

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