ALABAMA — Republican Sen. Luther Strange said Wednesday he would be open to the idea of letting anyone with a disability serve as a state human resources assistant.
The announcement comes a week after President Donald Trump announced the hiring of several former employees of the Trump Organization and his campaign to lead the state’s human resources department.
In a statement, Strange said he is “delighted” to hear from potential candidates, but he will be open only to qualified candidates.
He also said that he plans to meet with those who are interested.
“My office is open to all qualified candidates with disabilities, including anyone who has been a part of my career,” he said.
“As an attorney, I have represented hundreds of clients with disabilities.
I understand their challenges and I understand how they make decisions.”
The Alabama GOP has long been a vocal opponent of Trump’s policies on civil rights, including his travel ban targeting immigrants and refugees.
In March, the Republican governor signed a controversial executive order that has since been challenged by civil rights groups and several lawsuits.