U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., released a statement Jan. 31 announcing his opposition to the nomination of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as U.S. Attorney General.

In his statement, Carper cites Session’s “divisive” track record, especially his views on immigration, his “hostility” toward clean air and water laws and his opposition to civil rights laws as evidence Sessions “does not fully share the commitment to that passage and to loving our neighbors as ourselves that I believe our nation’s Attorney General should hold.”

“I believe that too many of his views are just too extreme and too often inconsistent with the golden rule for him to lead the Department of Justice at this critical juncture,” Carper said.