Conway on Jeff Sessions Critics: ‘Don’t Want to Respect the Election Results,’ ‘Still in Campaign Mode’

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Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” Kellyanne Conway, the campaign manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, fielded questions about Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) appointment by President-elect Donald Trump to the attorney general post. Cuomo suggested there could be problems with Sessions’ confirmation. Conway offered a number of reasons for critics not to be concerned about Sessions and despite Cuomo’s protestations insisted much of the pushback is a result of those not willing to accept the presidential election results and are acting as if they are still in campaign mode. Partial transcript as follows: CUOMO: Let’s talk about some of these choices – Jeff Sessions as AG. What do you believe or anticipate the problems with confirmation to be because of his history that’s going to be a big concern. CONWAY: Let’s talk about his history. He was the Attorney General of Alabama. Before that he was the U.S. Attorney. He made sure one of the Klansman’s son who murdered an African-American man got the death penalty. He pushed for that. It was the first time a white man was given the death penalty for killing an African-American man since 1913. He voted to honor Rosa Parks. He voted to confirm one